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    FeathersJS

    Feathers is a real-time, micro-service web framework for NodeJS that gives you control over your data via RESTful resources, sockets and flexible plug-ins.

    Open Source Self-Hosted Node.JS

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    deployd

    API development tool for Web and Mobile developers.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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    GUN

    GUN is an open source, realtime, graph database written entirely in JavaScript and built using peer-to-peer algorithms, making it surprisingly fault tolerant and easy to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

    • With Gun you host your own server, and have almost same features as Firebase, for free pacopacAug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Horizon

    Horizon is a realtime, open-source backend for JavaScript apps. Rapidly build and deploy web or mobile apps using a simple JavaScript API. Scale your apps to millions...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    Pubnub

    PubNub is the world’s only global Real-Time Network. PubNub enables software developers to rapidly build and scale real-time apps by providing the cloud...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad

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    Parse Server

    Parse Server is a Parse.com API compatible router package for Node.js/Express.js. Read the announcement blog post here:...

    Open Source Self-Hosted expressJS Node.JS

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    CloudBoost.io

    One Complete Database Service that does data-storage, search,real-time and a whole lot more.

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad

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    RemoteStorage

    An open protocol for per-user storage OWN YOUR DATA Everything in one place – your place. Use a storage account with a provider you trust, or set up your own storage...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    BAASBOX

    Build your app in minutes. No vendor lock-in Deploy BaasBox anywhere you like with SDKs for iOS, Android and Javascript

    Freemium Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Koa

    Expressive middleware for node.js using generators via co to make web applications and APIs more enjoyable to write. Koa's middleware flow in a stack-like manner...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Heroic Labs

    Social infrastructure for game developers. The API makes it easy for developers to rapidly add multiplayer, social, and competitive features into games without the need...

    Freemium Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Unity Kindle Fire

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    deepstream.io

    deepstream.io is a clusterable realtime server that handles persistent tcp and websocket connections. It offers data-sync, pub/sub and request/response. It's...

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    emitter.io

    Real-time communication service for connecting online devices. Infrastructure and APIs for IoT, gaming, apps and real-time web.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone Self-Hosted

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    Backand

    Backand is a powerful backend-as-a-service for AngularJS that provides out-of-the-box social login, push notifications, Ionic integration and much more.

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Firebase Comments

Had a great experience with Backendless

Positive Comment by garysears
about Firebase and Parse Apr 2017

Hey, guys. I used to run my app with Parse and was a very happy user. Got really bummed out when Facebook decided to shut it down so I migrated my app to Firebase. However, in the end, it didn't work out, coming from Parse the whole "json-file-as-a-database" approach is rather different and is quite limiting for what my app needed to do. I decided to try Backendless (https://backendless.com) and was extremely pleased with it. The development model is very similar to Parse and they go way beyond on the features and the capabilities of the system. Support for related data is fantastic and I can add my own server-side logic with JS. Configuring security for your data is very straightforward and I didn't need to learn any new formats for it. Was able to migrate in under 6 weeks. The support team is very responsive (compare to Firebase where getting a response from the team is akin to winning a lottery). Hope this feedback will be useful if you consider migrating off of Firebase.

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Back4app is Amazing!

Positive Comment by jeffthompson
about Firebase Jun 2016

Hi, I’m a developer and used to Parse.com. When I knew it would shut down, I began to look for alternatives and found www.back4app.com. I’m happy with my choice, there are several tools that serves me, and best of all, I managed to migrate my project in just 5 minutes!

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