July last year, a crowd funding campaign went viral in Colombia. It was all good and dandy in the first 48 hours. They managed to reach over 2 million sessions and over 20 million page views — with a website that stayed fully functional without a hitch. Until they saw the bill.
$30,356.56USD in 72 hours.
Why did it go so wrong? One of the biggest differences between Firebase and traditional cloud based databases is the pricing model.