Being deprecated for Firestore
Cloud Firestore is the next generation of Cloud Datastore.

Comparisons with AWS

  • API Gateway
    • No GCP Equivalent
    • Custom domains have to go through Firebase Hosting
    • GCP Cloud Functions can be automatically deployed to an endpoint with a flag
  • Firestore has better free rates
    • No on-demand/provisioned limitations
  • Lambda
    • Need to test async/await
    • Seems you launch individual functions than a group of functions
      • Lambda has "Applications", GCP doesn't seem to have an equivalent way to group
      • Potentially more name clashing
    • Distinct difference between HTTP Triggers and Event Triggers