Which one is the better cloud server – Amazon AWS or Firebase?


AWS Versus Firebase

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading public Cloud Service Provider and for most of the part, the source of innovation in the cloud, As Firebase is Google cloud service product of Firebase Cloud Messaging

Formerly known as Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is a cross-platform solution for messages and notifications for Android, iOS, and web applications, which currently can be used at no cost. We realize that AWS and user-friendly and high Accuracy and Realibity compared with Google Cloud.

Our findings
AWS has a whole lot of services (almost anything you can think of), they basically convert many open source solutions AS-IS to cloud along with adding billing. Most of the services (except few) are services where you would still have to think of capacity, traffic etc. Something that requires a decent sized infrastructure team. Billing is (usually) complicated; some services have various tiers, different ways you can buy instances etc. If not used properly can potentially incur a lot of cost.

Google Cloud also has a lot of services (but fewer than AWS) but we find that they are more advanced technologically (Big query, Image/Text/Voice apis etc.). Many of Google services are geared towards auto scaling, automatic traffic management and low IT costs. Billing is usually simpler and consequently Google tends to be cheaper at scale as well, particularly if you are a small team putting together a fast product.

Our Conclusion
That depends on the type of tasks you need a cloud server for.

• AWS is an established and recognized cloud service provider for large enterprises – however, the billing is complex and the costs tend to escalate and get unpredictable.

• Firebase (now backed by Google) is tailored for simpler tasks. It is also by far less complicated and offers simpler billing.

Other Alternatives

But if you’re only considering AWS Vs Firebase, you might be overlooking other existing solutions. Especially, the newly emerged ones like Cloudistics composable cloud. Yes, it is an on private cloud platform; it’s compact and offers all the benefits of public cloud without compromising security. Plus, you no longer have to deal with connectivity issues, and with Cloudistics you get faster and non-disruptive application performance.

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