Today, Bubble announced a major change in their pricing structure. Intended to make their pricing “more predictable and easier to understand”, the reality was clear to their community:
Bubble is simply not scalable anymore.
(Update 3/17/22: Bubble has since “paused” the pricing change after a massive uproar from their community. Still, uncertainty remains and trust, it seems, has been broken.)
Limitations on data storage included in the pricing change make it prohibitively expensive to store data at scale with the platform.
I work mostly in Fintech. A single user can easy have 2000+ transactions just to get a year history. So at 100 users I'm at Production pricing and $3+ per user cost per month. That's….. Not gonna work!
— Brian Alderman (@BrianAAlderman) March 16, 2022
You can view the pricing below. For comparison, where $320/month gives you 200,000 “Database things”, Backendless Cloud starts at 100,000 data objects (same difference) starting $15/month with the ability to add on 200,000 objects (in all tables) for just $10 more.
This comes along with existing concerns about Bubble’s database performance, which has shown a tendency to collapse under “large” data sets (even as little as 10K data objects).
The data infra and architecture of @bubble is perhaps beyond repair. I ran few updates today that should take a second to complete but in Bubble takes minutes!
This is perhaps a strategy to transition the data layer out via API connectors. I've been doing this for a while now.
— n0c0de (@n0c0de1) March 16, 2022
The team at Backendless is no stranger to the perils of “NoSQL gone wrong“.
We’ve seen it happen time and time again. The rise and fall of Parse. The implosion of Firebase.
Bubble’s pricing change feels a lot like deja vu.
But there’s no need to worry, Backendless has you covered.
We offer much higher data storage limits at a much more affordable price.
What’s more, our platform integrates easily with Bubble, making it easy to use Backendless Database for Bubble app data storage.
Plus, we have a no-code UI Builder, making it the perfect all-in-one solution for building an app without code.
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