Google announced on October 21, 2014 that they have acquired Firebase, who is joining the Google Cloud Platform team. Firebase makes it very easy for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in realtime. Firebase makes it easy to build applications that work offline and has full-featured libraries for all major web and mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Developers add the Firebase library to their apps to get access to a shared data structure; any changes they make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. Firebase apps can be written entirely with client-side code, update in real-time out-of-the-box, interoperate well with existing services, scale automatically, and provide strong data security.
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. The company’s product portfolio includes Google Search, which provides users with access to information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places as well as builds systems recognizing speech and understanding natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information; AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats.
You can find more information about Google’s acquisition of Firebase on their blog.