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12 Best Open-source Database Backend Server and Google Firebase Alternatives

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  1. Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications for mobile and web.

    Is it correct to use Kubernetes in my case? about 1 day ago

    Not sure what db type you are using, but since you mention that you are a frontend dev: check what does offer for you.
  2. An open source Firebase alternative

    Need help with my flutter apps database. about 1 day ago

    I've heard good things about Supabase, but I haven't used it myself. If you're in a position to deploy the DBMS and backend software yourself, you could consider setting up PostgreSQL and a gRPC server service yourself. You can even write the server service in Dart.
  3. Build applications faster with object and file storage, user authentication, push notifications, dashboard and more out of the box.

    I need a firebase alternative! about 4 days ago:

    Or maybe Parse (, the somewhat forgotten OG of PaaS.
  4. Appwrite provides web and mobile developers with a set of easy-to-use and integrate REST APIs to manage their core backend needs.

    Ask HN: Who is hiring? (December 2021) about 4 days ago:

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  5. Free and open source backend as a service on-premises for IoT and mobile apps with advanced functionalities: real-time pub/sub, fast search and geofencing

    Do you use Firebase for your flutter apps? about 7 months ago

    Also I recommend you to use foreign-key database structure, instead of documents. To my opinion it suits better to Parse Server. If you wanna use documents, you could try kuzzle also good solution!
  6. Etebase makes it easy to build end-to-end encrypted applications by taking care of the encryption and its related challenges.

  7. Horizon is a realtime, open-source backend for JavaScript apps.

  8. SapphireDb is an open source library that enables you to easily create your own application with realtime data synchronization. It extends your Asp.Net Core Application with EF Core and combines the advantages of firebase and .Net Core together.

  9. The open-source database for the realtime web

    Device syncing options about 2 months ago:

    Https:// might be a possibility, it would still require a separate docker (or bundling with the audioserve docker) but looks less complicated than Supabase.
  10. API development tool for Web and Mobile developers.

  11. HTTP + JSON document database with Map Reduce views and peer-based replication

    Query in Apache CouchDB: Views about about 1 month ago

    A short introduce about CouchDB first for those who don't know. Apache CouchDB is an open-source document-oriented NoSQL database, implemented in Erlang. It is very easy to use as CouchDB makes use of the ubiquitous HTTP protocol and JSON data format. Do check out their Official Website for more detail. 😉.
  12. Open-source data collaboration platform for users and developers. Arrange your data the way you want blazingly fast and user friendly. Download or develop plugins when you’ve reached limits.


    Less Code: using Baserow to power a pre-launch landing page about 12 days ago

    Hey HN -- I'm finally getting moving on one of the biggest projects I think I'll undertake (it's a cloud provider that aims to run everywhere AWS/GCP/Azure aren't), but while working on that I couldn't help but do some yak shaving on the pre-launch landing page. What I wanted to see was if I could get an API driven approach that was easy to modify/surface to non-technical people and avoid the usual flat...
  13. A fast offline-first architecture for webapps. Super-simple user management & storage. Great for mobile.

  14. A secure library that prevents and detects attacks, is easy to implement and free to use for secure user session management.


    Everything about super tokens - an open source alternative to... about 17 days ago

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