Firebase alternatives

Firebase is a realtime backend as a service that allows you to create incredible apps. Save, Store and Update Data in realtime. Build realtime mobile and web apps in minutes using client-side code and our powerful API. Save time. Delight your users.
Firebase alternatives are:
Parse, Kinvey
Here are the latest news about Firebase:

2014 Google acquires mobile app builder Firebase

Google acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. For Google, this acquisition mostly seems to be about technology and talent, but it will also introduce Firebase’s 100,000 developers to its Cloud Platform. This is Google’s third major acquisition for its Cloud Platform this year after acquiring monitoring service Stackdriver (and quickly integrating it) and Zync for bringing visual effects rendering to its cloud computing service.