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Score 9 out of 100

Firebase

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    9.8

    CloudFoundry

    98%

    Firebase

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CloudFoundry ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CloudFoundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    CloudFoundry

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Firebase

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Usability

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Firebase

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Firebase

    78%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CloudFoundry

    It's well suited if:
    • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
    • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
    • The organization has programs in different languages.
    • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
    It's less suited if:
    • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
    • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
    Anudeep Palanki | 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

    CloudFoundry

    • Support for Orgs and Spaces that allow for managing users and deployables within a large organization.
    • Easy deployment, deploying code is as simple as executing single line from CLI, thanks to build-packs.
    • Solid and rich CLI, that allows for various operations on the instance.
    • Isolated Virtual Machines called Droplets, that provide clean run time environment for the code. This used to be a problem with Weblogic and other application servers, where multiple applications are run on the same cluster and they share resources.
    • SSH capability for the droplet (isolated VM's are called droplets), that allows for real time viewing of the App code while the application is running.
    • Support for multiple languages, thanks to build-packs.
    • Support for horizontal scaling, scaling an instance horizontally is a breeze.
    • Support for configuring environment variable using the service bindings.
    • Supports memory and disk space limit allocation for individual applications.
    • Supports API's as well as workers (processes without endpoints)
    • Supports blue-green deployment with minimal down time
    Anudeep Palanki | 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

    CloudFoundry

    • Does not support stateful containers and that would be a nice to have.
    • Supports showing logs, but does not persist the logs anywhere. This makes relying on Cloud Foundry's logs very unreliable. The logs have to be persisted using other third party tools like Elk and Kibana.
    Anudeep Palanki | 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

    CloudFoundry

    General

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

    Starting Price

    CloudFoundry Editions & Modules

    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

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Firebase

    Firebase 7.8
    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

    CloudFoundry

    While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services.Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
    Anudeep Palanki | 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

    CloudFoundry

    • Positive impact, since it simplifies the deployment time by a huge margin. Without cloud foundry, deploying a code needs coordination with infrastructure teams, while with cloud foundry, its a simple one line command. This reduces the deployment time from at least few hours to few minutes. Faster deployments promote faster dev cycle iterations.
    • Code maintenance such as upgrading a Node or Java version is as simple as updating the build-pack. Without cloud foundry, using web logic, the specific version only supports a specific version of Java. So updating the version involves upgrading the version of web logic that needs to involve few teams. So without cloud foundry, it takes at least few days, with cloud foundry, its a matter of few mins.
    • Overall, happier Developers and thats harder to quantify.
    Anudeep Palanki | 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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