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Firebase Open Source Alternatives

Firebase Open Source Alternatives

Firebase Open Source Alternatives

This blog will provide a list of Open Source alternatives to Firebase and the benefits of using open source technologies for backend development. This article will explore the advantages of using Parse, Back4App, AWS Amplify, Kuzzle and Hoodie as open-source options to Firebase.

Even though Firebase is a feature-rich platform and great product, a proprietary framework has the following disadvantages over open-source platforms:

  • Vendor lock-in
  • Firebase owns the intellectual property over its framework
  • Lack of customization and flexibility to adapt the code
  • Dedicated hosting and private clouds are not an option at Firebase
  • Firebase base does not offer Enterprise contracts

Here is why you should use an open-source framework: