Dive Deeper into your Firebase Data
May 05, 2019

Dive Deeper into your Firebase Data

Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google BigQuery

We use Google BigQuery to mine through further data that Firebase doesn't allow us to. It's been extremely scalable and robust for our SQL and backend developers to mine through and get detailed location data on our users so we can find out where our most active cities are in the United States.
  • Scalable.
  • Love that it uses SQL.
  • Low-cost.
  • Easy integration with Firebase.
  • UI/UX is a bit scary right away.
  • Takes a strong learning curve to get used to.
  • Helped us focus on better locations for restaurants, which increased our conversion rate and quality of restaurants and locations, which we believe has led to more reservations.
  • Lowered our cost of restaurant acquisition with the sales team by about 20%.
Firebase is not a competitor, necessarily, of BigQuery, but its integration with it allows for a greater deep dive into our Firebase data. The only reason we needed to start using BigQuery was that Firebase didn't give us the locational data that we need. Because of the easy integration with Firebase, we didn't look at any other services.
Suited to any company, small or large (as it's extremely scalable and low cost as it scales), that wants or needs to dive into data to make more data-driven decisions or back up decisions with user data. The team should have someone that is well versed in SQL though, as non-technical team members will be a bit lost.

Google BigQuery Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
Not Rated
Database scalability
Automated backups
Not Rated
Database security provisions
Monitoring and metrics
Not Rated
Automatic host deployment
Not Rated