For those looking to streamline app backend development, there are many MBaaS platforms to choose from. In this article, we will compare the Backendless platform to one of the largest alternatives, Google’s Firebase. We will review functionality available in the following categories:
- Data Management – We will examine how each platform approaches managing and manipulating data. This includes features such as data import and export, schema creation and modification, and data validation.
- User Management – We will review the features that these platforms offer for managing user data and profiles.
- File Management – We will discuss how each platform facilitates saving and sharing files, including file upload both within the platform and via API, and file management within the platform’s UI.
- Real-Time Messaging – We will compare the platforms’ real-time data capabilities to determine which provides the greatest flexibility.