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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The user interface is very good and easy to navigate.""The Realtime Database feature is the most important for us since we are able to see changes in the database the moment they are happening.""If there's data added to the solution, there's a good record of it so it's easy to track everything.""What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly.""Google Firebase is one I like a lot because it gives us a little bit more power and accessibility when it comes to publishing apps a lot quicker and for the needs that we have.""The solution is stable."

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"The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""The data factory feature.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.""The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."

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Cons
"The cold start-up of the cloud function needs to speed up. For me personally, I'm not experienced in anything there, however, I've just read online it's a problem.""I would like to have a facility for testing possible scenarios by writing dummy data and then doing different queries.""The solution needs to offer capabilities to work offline. Like Firestore, we should be able to do insertion, updating, and deletion offline.""I would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release.""The only thing that I won't do on Firebase is the hosting side of things for a progressive web app because it feels like you actually still need to download the app first before you can actually get into the functionality of the app.""The solution could improve by providing an improved SDK tool and automatic indexing for databases."

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"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved.""Azure could be made more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database.""The pricing component is a bit confusing when it comes to what exactly you'll pay for, but I wouldn't say it's expensive.""The moment you go into volumes, then you work on a pay-per-volume basis.""The price of Google Firebase is very good."

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"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: Google Firebase is one I like a lot because it gives us a little bit more power and accessibility when it comes to publishing apps a lot quicker and for the needs that we have.
Top Answer: The moment you go into volumes, then you work on a pay-per-volume basis.
Top Answer: The only thing that I won't do on Firebase is the hosting side of things for a progressive web app because it feels like you actually still need to download the app first before you can actually get… more »
Top Answer: OCI is much cheaper (IAAS) in most cases than Azure. ZOOM chose OCI. Also, there are no hidden costs.
Top Answer: The initial setup is straightforward.
Top Answer: We are on a monthly subscription for Microsoft Azure and the cost is more expensive than some of the competitors, such as Amazon AWS. They should be more competitive with other solutions.
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8.8
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125
Average Words per Review
428
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8.3
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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Sample Customers
Fabulous, Pic Collage, Shazam, SkyScanner
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise9%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Firebase is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 134 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Google Firebase writes "Drastically reduces processing time, good record keeping, and regularly updated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Google Firebase is most compared with Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Linode, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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