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Firebase Database Vs MySQL Comparison

Firebase vs MySQL Database

In this article, I am going to share all about Firebase and MySQL. Compare Firebase vs MySQL and choose what should you use.

FireBase is a cloud service. FireBase is a NoSQL database. Data stored/processed in a cloud. To access them device need internet connection.

Firebase is the one kind of  NoSQL databases The Firebase database is just a big JSON object where you can store whatever you want inside. Unlike SQL there’s no schema for the database, no tables, no columns, it’s just a combination of key/value pairs.

It is quit fast in response in comparison to MySQL as it stored the information in the JSON objects. Whereas MySQL databases use tables to store data, those tables have columns and rows where the data is stored.

MySQL is relational in nature since all the data is stored in different tables and relations are established using primary keys or other keys known as foreign keys.

MySQL is fast, easy to use a relational database that is being utilized by big and small businesses equally well. There are a plethora of reasons behind the popularity of relational databases like MySQL. It is a very powerful program in its own right, by handling a large subset of the functionality of the most expensive and powerful database packages.

Firebase is based on a data structure used by the NoSQL database is vastly different from those used in a relational database. Some operations are faster in NoSQL than relational databases like MySQL. Data structures used by NoSQL databases can also be viewed as more flexible and scalable than relational databases.

A primary reason for this different data structure could be driven by the simplicity of design, simpler horizontal scaling to clusters of machines and more control over availability.


FireBase It’s a cloud service Also FireBase is a NoSQL database. In FireBase Data stored/processed in a cloud.

FireBase is suitable for real time applications.

Firebase is only available on GCP (Google Cloud Platform) , It is Owned by the Google

In Firebase Any Key/Field can added easily without affecting the existing design

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS).

MySQL mostly used for relational data and transactions.

MySQL install it anywhere and several cloud providers support managed version of it.

MySQL not so flexible design-wise, New Column insertion may affects design.


thus conclude the difference between MySQL and NoSQL, what are the features which are important to them in the database. Some people may argue that NoSQL is the way to the future, whereas other people are concerned with its lack of standardisation. At the end of the day, the choice depends on the complex business needs of the organisation and the volume of data it consumes.


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