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What is Firebase?

The Firebase Realtime Database is a cloud-hosted database. Data is stored as JSON and synchronized in realtime to every connected client. When you build cross-platform apps with our iOS, Android, and JavaScript SDKs, all of your clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.

The Firebase Realtime Database lets you build rich, collaborative applications by allowing secure access to the database directly from client-side code. Data is persisted locally, and even while offline, realtime events continue to fire, giving the end user a responsive experience. When the device regains connection, the Realtime Database synchronizes the local data changes with the remote updates that occurred while the client was offline, merging any conflicts automatically.

The Realtime Database provides a flexible, expression-based rules language, called Firebase Realtime Database Security Rules, to define how your data should be structured and when data can be read from or written to. When integrated with Firebase Authentication, developers can define who has access to what data, and how they can access it.

The Realtime Database is a NoSQL database and as such has different optimizations and functionality compared to a relational database. 

Firebase realtime database is a schemaless database in which the data is stored in JSON format. Basically the entire database is a big JSON tree with multiple nodes. So when you plan your database, you need to prepare the json structure in way that the data is accessible in easier way by avoiding nesting of child nodes.

Firebase provides great support when comes to offline data. It automatically stores the data offline when there is no internet connection. When the device connects to internet, all the data will be pushed to realtime database.

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