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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Firebase

If you are having an application which requires authentications of users and want to have a central space where you can store all your user data, Firebase is a lifesaver. You can deploy your application once and then control all the operations from the console itself.In case your applications do not require any authentications and simply available to all the users who download/install it, Firebase might be of less use in that case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

If you are a small company with insufficient funding, it would be better to go with open source resources because they are free and do the same job. If you are a bigger company with enough resources, then IBM Watson Studio could be better in terms of security and accessibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Extend Existing Data Sources
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Automatic Data Format Detection
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.2
MDM Integration
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
6.7

Data Exploration

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Visualization
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Interactive Data Analysis
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.8

Data Preparation

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Data Transformations
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Data Encryption
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Built-in Processors
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.9

Platform Data Modeling

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Automated Machine Learning
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Single platform for multiple model development
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Self-Service Model Delivery
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Model Deployment

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
6.9
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
6.4

Pros

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

IBM Watson Studio

  • Integration of IBM Watson APIs such as speech to text, image recognition, personality insights, etc.
  • SPSS modeler and neural network model provide no-code environments for data scientists to build pipelines quickly.
  • Enforced best-practices set up POCs for deployment in production with a minimum of re-work.
  • Estimator validation lets data scientists test and prove different models.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

IBM Watson Studio

  • The cost is steep and so only companies with resources can afford it
  • It will be nice to have Chinese versions so that Chinese engineers can also use it easily
  • It takes a while to learn how to input different kinds of skin defects for detection
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
because we find out that DSX results have improved our approach to the whole subject (data, models, procedures)
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The UI flawlessly merges this offering by providing a neat, minimal, responsive interface
Isaiah King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
From time to time there are services unavailable, but we have been always informed before and they got back to work sooner than expected
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Firebase

Firebase 7.5
Based on 14 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

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I received answers mostly at once and got answered even further my question: they gave me interesting points of view and suggestion for deepening in the learning path
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The trainers on the job are very smart with solutions and very able in teaching
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Platform is very handy and suggests further steps according my previous interests
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

IBM Watson Studio

The main reason I personally changed over from Azure ML Studio is because it lacked any support for significant custom modelling with packages and services such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Spark ML. IBM Watson Studio provides these services and does so in a well integrated and easy to use fashion making it a preferable service over the other services that I have personally used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Firebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It helped us in getting from 0 to DSX without getting lost
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Firebase

  • Makes building real-time interfaces easy to do at scale with no backend involvement.
  • Very low pricing for small companies and green-fields projects.
  • Lack of support for more complicated queries needs to be managed by users and often forces strange architecture choices for data to enable it to be easily accessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • Could instantly show data driven insights to drive 20% incremental revenue over existing results
  • Still don't have a real use case for unstructured data like twitter feed
  • Some of the insights around user actions have driven new projects to automate mundane tasks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Watson Studio

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Watson Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Firebase
8.1
IBM Watson Studio
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Usability

Firebase
9.5
IBM Watson Studio
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Performance

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Support Rating

Firebase
7.5
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

In-Person Training

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Online Training

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Implementation Rating

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Scalability

Firebase
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

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