Firebase vs. Oracle Java SE Subscription

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Firebase
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Google offers the Firebase suite of application development tools, available free or at cost for higher degree of usages, priced flexibly accorded to features needed. The suite includes A/B testing and Crashlytics, Cloud Messaging (FCM) and in-app messaging, cloud storage and NoSQL storage (Cloud Firestore and Firestore Realtime Database), and other features supporting developers with flexible mobile application development.
$0.01
Per Verification
Oracle Java SE Subscription
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Java SE Subscription combines license and support into a subscription to enable users to manage Java SE installations, updates and upgrades across the enterprise. The former Java SE Advanced, Java SE Advanced Desktop, and Java SE Suite products have transitioned to a Java SE Subscriptions. Beyond the unlicensed version, purchasers of Oracle Java SE Subscription receive all-hours access to My Oracle Support, enterprise monitoring, management, and deployment features, and early access to…
$2.50
per named user per month
Pricing
FirebaseOracle Java SE Subscription
Editions & Modules
Phone Authentication
$0.01
Per Verification
Stored Data
$0.18
Per GiB
Oracle Java SE Desktop Subscription
$2.50
per named user per month
Oracle Java SE Subscription
$25
per core per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FirebaseOracle Java SE Subscription
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsVolume discounts also available.
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Community Pulse
FirebaseOracle Java SE Subscription
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Firebase

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Oracle Java SE Subscription
Chose Oracle Java SE Subscription
The Firebase platform is clunky when compared to Oracle Jave SE. Go with Oracle Java SE.
Chose Oracle Java SE Subscription
Oracle Java SE Subscription and Firebase both have great development kits. Oracle has a much larger support base and backing, so it seemed like the smarter choice to invest in. Python IDLE had lower subscription fees. Again, Oracle is well known and seamlessly works with all of …
Chose Oracle Java SE Subscription
It is more suitable and effective to opt for Oracle Java SE Subscription to receive enhanced support for your Java SE Applications.
The support team is highly qualified and technically sound to manage your Java SE Applications properly. Also they are available 24*7 to make sure …
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
FirebaseOracle Java SE Subscription
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(27 ratings)
8.4
(71 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(12 ratings)
9.2
(60 ratings)
User Testimonials
FirebaseOracle Java SE Subscription
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Firebase should be your first choice if your platform is mobile first. Firebase's mobile platform support for client-side applications is second to none, and I cannot think of a comparable cross-platform toolkit. Firebase also integrates well with your server-side solution, meaning that you can plug Firebase into your existing app architecture with minimal effort.
Firebase lags behind on the desktop, however. Although macOS support is rapidly catching up, full Windows support is a glaring omission for most Firebase features. This means that if your platform targets Windows, you will need to implement the client functionality manually using Firebase's web APIs and wrappers, or look for another solution.
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Oracle
The Oracle Java SE Subscription is a useful service that can support larger organizations that need to implement quick feature development and need to do so with maximum support with minimal fuss. Performance can vary due to the nature of Javas JVM having to boot upon every start and there can be some compatibility issues with a few third-party systems. Smaller organizations would be better off utilizing Java SDK or OpenJDK as these are free but don't have the benefit of direct support from Oracle. If a larger organization has a long history of using Java and has legacy systems running on older versions of Java, then the extra support needed will more than justify the cost If you are heavily invested in Java and need to support applications running on older versions such as Java 8, or you want to use OracleJDK, then you would want to consider getting the subscription for its support and patches.
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Pros
Google
  • 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).
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Oracle
  • Collect in an inventory all versions of Java that have been used in different applications.
  • Determine the status of old versions of Java and update or apply essential security patches.
  • Oracle Support is the best to be able to solve problems in an agile and safe way.
  • Fast update cycles to make new features available.
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Cons
Google
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • AMC Usage details hard to Decipher and Categorize
  • AMC JRE Upgrades have very limited Scheduling of Deployments, should be more like SCCM. Where you know exactly when deployments are going out. Not just when the Agent decides to check in.
  • Cost is WAY too high
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
No answers on this topic
Oracle
It provides an affordable way to protect your investment.
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Usability
Google
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.
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Google
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.
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Oracle
As I mentioned before, quality of support from Oracle Java SE Subscription is extraordinary. The speed of resolution and the expertise of the staff is really appreciated. We raised a high priority support incident which blocked our process [and] Oracle Java SE support did a quick analysis and provided a solution which took less time than we expected. They also help us in installing patches and updates whenever required.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
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.
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Oracle
It is more suitable and effective to opt for Oracle Java SE Subscription to receive enhanced support for your Java SE Applications. The support team is highly qualified and technically sound to manage your Java SE Applications properly. Also they are available 24*7 to make sure applications are up-to-date.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • Code portability allowed us to run the same code on all platforms
  • Security is always a key issue especially in the world of increasing cybersecurity laws. It only makes sense to invest in a secure development environment
  • Developers appreciate rich community support for java se platform
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