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Firebase

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Score 8.6 out of 100

GraalVM

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • GraalVM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Firebase and GraalVM are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Firebase

87%
28 Ratings
8.9

GraalVM

89%
38 Ratings

Usability

9.5

Firebase

95%
2 Ratings

GraalVM

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Firebase

79%
13 Ratings
7.9

GraalVM

79%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

GraalVM

Its well fit for the environment where applications are written in programming languages supported by GraalVM. It's [a] very powerful and reliable, high-performer Java Virtual Machine that provides the Java Development kit i.e JDK that has the ability to compile the Java apps ahead of time. Maintenance of this tool is simple and it [increases] the efficiency of the product since it requires few resources.
Ava Jakobs | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

GraalVM

  • Best performance of applications
  • High efficiency of applications
  • Reduced hardware requirements
  • Lesser consumption of resources
  • Universal support to multiple programming languages
  • Reduced size of applications
  • Creation of virtual images for testing on Android and iOS mobile operating systems
  • Creation of native images
  • Excellent support
  • Documentations are detailed enough to learn and use easily
  • Easy to use
Abdul Wahab Khan | 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

GraalVM

  • It should be possible to use GraalVM EE to distribute native images of JavaFX applications for mobile platforms, especially for Apple platforms.
  • Native Images are a game changer. However, compiling complex applications can be a pain. Better support for an improved transition process are a must.
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

GraalVM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

GraalVM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
GraalVM Enterprise is an entitlement with Java SE Subscription at no additional cost.

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

GraalVM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

GraalVM

GraalVM 7.9
Based on 31 answers
Like all Oracle tools, you can find a lot of documentation and also write down your questions in a forum.Sadly I don't see too many users so far but I hope it'll keep increasing and in a short period we will have more information and ofc issues fixed. So far, everything I needed I could find easily.
Anonymous | 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

GraalVM

GraalVM is at the top when it comes to executing Java applications in terms of speed. With its amazing fast ahead of its time compiler it helps in reducing the startup time of the applications. Also, the overall performance of the product is increased and reduces the latency as well. It supports multiple languages such as Groovy, Ruby, Javascript, R, Python, Scala, Java, Clojure, and many more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

GraalVM

  • Financial: Increased Java container count on the same hardware.
  • Performance: Decreased cold start time for container startup.
  • Training: Adopting GraalVM has a learning curve. This requires investment in time and resources. The benefits come through re-evaluating our current deployments for optimization.
John Hanley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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