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AWS IoT Core

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Firebase

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Internet of Things

    8.2

    AWS IoT Core

    82%

    Firebase

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWS IoT Core ranks higher in 5/5 features

    IoT Device Management

    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device Security

    8.6
    86%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Data Management

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Analytics

    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Integration

    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS IoT Core is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Firebase is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AWS IoT Core

    84%
    17 Ratings
    8.7

    Firebase

    87%
    28 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    AWS IoT Core

    88%
    5 Ratings
    9.5

    Firebase

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    AWS IoT Core

    80%
    5 Ratings
    7.9

    Firebase

    79%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS IoT Core

    End-to-end encryption is an amazing feature because we use IoT to connect to various devices in order to gather data/ stats in real-time. We're able to publish solutions with ease and at a faster rate because of AWS IoT Core. However, its inability to interact with other IoT tools is a big con that I would like them to improve upon.
    Shirish Kamath | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    When it comes to product development, Firebase is the greatest tool for startups with limited resources and team members. Having a suitable authentication and database is simple and inexpensive. While I recommend Firebase for analytics, it is not ideal for a corporation that requires a SQL database.
    Ore Kamin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS IoT Core

    • AWS IoT Core integrates power analytics and an AI solution for sensor data processing.
    • Great protocol support including HTTPs and MQTT required to connect resource constraint IoT devices to cloud
    • High security standards during data transmission
    • Scalability and a great user community
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    • Analytics wise, retention is extremely important to our app, therefore we take advantage of the cohort analysis to see the impact of our middle funnel (retargeting, push, email) efforts affect the percent of users that come back into the app. Firebase allows us to easily segment these this data and look at a running average based on certain dates.
    • When it comes to any mobile app, a deep linking strategy is essential to any apps success. With Firebase's Dynamic Links, we are able to share dynamic links (recognize user device) that are able to redirect to in-app content. These deep links allow users to share other deep-linked content with friends, that also have link preview assets.
    • Firebase allows users to effectively track events, funnels, and MAUs. With this simple event tracking feature, users can put organize these events into funnels of their main user flows (e.g., checkout flows, onboarding flows, etc.), and subsequently be able to understand where the drop-off is in the funnel and then prioritize areas of the funnel to fix. Also, MAU is important to be able to tell if you are bringing in new users and what's the active volume for each platform (Android, iOS).
    Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AWS IoT Core

    • Ability to integrate with Ethercalc software solution
    • Ability to introduce NFC toolchains and systems which could be utilized in iot modular gateway solutions like drones
    • Ability to reduce latency as the solution scales is very much needed
    • Hybrid solution which can integrate other existing iot solutions into AWS iot core
    Manu Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    • Attribution and specifically multi-touch attribution could be more robust such as Branch or Appsflyer but understand this isn't Firebases bread and butter.
    • More parameters. Firebase allows you to track tons of events (believe it's up to 50 or so) but the parameters of the events it only allows you to track 5 which is so messily and unbelievable. So you're able to get good high-level data but if you want to get granular with the events and actions are taken on your app to get real data insight you either have to go with a paid data analytics platform or bring on someone that's an expert in SQL to go through Big Query.
    • City-specific data instead of just country-specific data would have been a huge plus as well.
    Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AWS IoT Core

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.08 Per Million Minutes

    AWS IoT Core Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Connectivity$0.081
    Messaging$1.002
    Rules Engine$0.153
    1. Per Million Minutes
    2. Per Million Messages
    3. Per Million Actions
    Additional Pricing Details

    Firebase

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.01 Per Verification

    Firebase Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Phone Authentication$0.011
    Stored Data$0.182
    1. Per Verification
    2. Per GiB
    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    AWS IoT Core

    AWS IoT Core 8.8
    Based on 5 answers
    After adopting AWS IoT Core in our company it became clear that the whole platform was designed with usability in mind. It not only refers to IoT Core, but also applies to the remaining Amazon services. What we like the most is the fact that every phase from provisioning to maintaining provides great level of usability.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    Firebase 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    It is simple to use overall, the console's main menu is divided into Develop, Quality, Analytics and Grow - which have further subdivisions by their set of features and tools. Develop and Quality are relevant for product and tech. Analytics is relevant for product, analytics and Grow is relevant for marketing. This makes the overall use very easy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AWS IoT Core

    AWS IoT Core 8.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I give it this rating because the support is always there if we need help, but they aren't always able to help us with our problems and sometimes have to transfer us to another support technician. So overall, the support for AWS IoT is pretty good and I am very satisfied with it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    Firebase 7.9
    Based on 13 answers
    Our analytics folks handled the majority of the communication when it came to customer service, but as far as I was aware, the support we got was pretty good. When we had an issue, we were able to reach out and get support in a timely fashion. Firebase was easy to reach and reasonably available to assist when needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    AWS IoT Core

    Azure IoT service provides more or less the same services as compared to AWS IoT core, however the costing of AWS lead us to continued usage of IoT core over Azure IoT services.Also, considering our existing technology stack is on AWS, it was a natural selection for better integration and ease of use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    Before using Firebase, we exclusively used self hosted database services. Using Firebase has allowed us to reduce reliance on single points of failure and systems that are difficult to scale. Additionally, Firebase is much easier to set up and use than any sort of self hosted database. This simplicity has allowed us to try features that we might not have based on the amount of work they required in the past.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AWS IoT Core

    • Gives confidence to prototype iot solutions across lots of devices in little time
    • Ability to meet requirements for managing a variety of communication protocols
    • Learning iot analytics and visualization for faster insights enablement
    • Onboarding devices and managing quickly without building inhouse solutions
    Manu Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Firebase

    • Firebase has meant that we can go to market more quickly due to its automation of repetitive boiler plate tasks, such as authentication provider support
    • Firebase's free tier is ideal for low to moderate use apps, and if your app grows to high use, the paid tier is very affordable
    • Firebase's excellent cross platform support has reduced development expense when porting apps to other platforms
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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