Firebase vs MongoDB: What are the differences?
Developers describe Firebase as "The Realtime App Platform". Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. On the other hand, MongoDB is detailed as "The database for giant ideas". MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
Firebase belongs to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack, while MongoDB can be primarily classified under "Databases".
"Realtime backend made easy", "Fast and responsive" and "Easy setup" are the key factors why developers consider Firebase; whereas "Document-oriented storage", "No sql" and "Ease of use" are the primary reasons why MongoDB is favored.
MongoDB is an open source tool with 16.3K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to MongoDB's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, MongoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2189 company stacks & 2224 developers stacks; compared to Firebase, which is listed in 859 company stacks and 997 developer stacks.
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