Nowadays apps contain more robust features than ever before which makes storing an application on a hosting service a real challenge.
However, with serverless architectures, you can build your infrastructure from different components in the cloud and send them to managed servers. AWS or Google Firebase will use resources only when it needs them. It means you only pay for the runtime and it’s easy for the app to scale when needed.
Now that you’ve decided to choose the serverless architectures, which vendor option should you go for?
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Service is a widely adopted and the largest cloud platform in this world. It offers more than 175 full feature services and customizable cloud computing solutions.
AWS Lambda is an event-controlled, serverless computing platform provided by Amazon as a part of Amazon Web Services. This service runs code in response to events and automatically manages the computing resources required by that code.
AWS Lambda benefits
No need to manage servers
With AWS Lambda you don’t need to manage and constantly keep an eye on infrastructure. Just write, upload, and run the code without provisioning or managing servers.
By running code in response to each event, AWS Lambda scales your application automatically. Your code runs and at the same time processes each trigger separately, scaling accurately with the size of the workload. It enables continuous scaling from several requests per day to thousands per second.
AWS Lambda allows you to be charged only for the compute time you consume. You just pay for every millisecond your code executes and the number of times your code is triggered.
Highly secure services
AWS has been created to offer the most flexible and reliable cloud computing environment. The AWS infrastructure satisfies the security requirements of multiple businesses worldwide. It boasts a number of robust security tools that can support security standards with ease.
AWS is offering more features and services as compared to any other cloud service provider.
Benefits of Firebase
Similar to Lambda, Firebase takes care of the infrastructure and scaling. It also can monitor your app 24/7 to ensure smooth performance.
Firebase is enhanced by Google Analytics
Firebase allows easily tracking a user’s journey and identifying whether the user is using your application on a laptop, mobile phone, or tablet.
The cloud-hosted real-time NoSQL database allows synchronizing data in Firebase. It provides easy access for developers to the data within any device and assists engineers in back-end code execution.
Allows fixing bugs immediately
Bug issues can slow down the app performance and speed of navigation which ultimately affects user engagement. However, Firebase includes a crash reporting feature that warns you immediately if there’s a bug and allows improving application performance.
Fast and secure
Firebase is easy to use and has a set of tools and services that are essential to speed up the application development process. It also takes care of your application and data security.