Shine Senior Consultant Ben Teese has had a piece published in the latest DZone Guide to Database and Persistence Management.
In the article, Ben does an overview and comparison of the Firebase, Meteor, and Amazon Cognito platforms. These platforms all aim to solve the use-case of securely storing and synchronising user data across mobile devices.
In addition, they take the work out of having to set up infrastructure and wire it together yourself, and have very impressive real-time updating capabilities. If that sounds like your kind of thing, check out the article!