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All you care to eat data

Now we get into something that should interest most people regardless of your chosen stacks: data. As
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All you care to eat data
By Colin Bate • Issue #25 • View online
Now we get into something that should interest most people regardless of your chosen stacks: data. As you can imagine, this is a topic that can and will span multiple issues. This issue focuses on data storage with a serverless style model.

This is an area which is still very much developing, and I hope to see more offerings emerge, even if they aren’t free. Typically if you wanted a cloud database, you had to provision it up front. You would pay for so many reads and writes per unit of time, or possibly even a number of cores and memory.
Now we are starting to see database priced based on the amount of active storage and the number of writes and reads, which means like with serverless style functions, if you aren’t using them you aren’t paying for them. Couple that with a free threshold below which you don’t pay anything and you have some great options for hobby projects or experiments.
That said, these aren’t really apples to apples comparisons. Or at least you can’t really pick one based on the amount of free stuff you get. There are other factors to consider like query interfaces, client libraries, real-time capabilities and documentation. And like everything there will be some that naturally fit better with some projects or ecosystems.
FaunaDB
Cloud Firestore
Cloudant
DynamoDB
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