we are currently in the MVP phase and are not sure whether we should go with an external DB (like Airtable or SQL) or the internal Bubble DB.
At the beginning we would probably handle smaller amounts of data (like >50.000). Data would be mainly pulled via an API call (just one API) that the clients initiate. But the amount of data to pull could increase rapidly in short periods of time.
My concern is that once something is built outside of bubble, the migration back to bubble will be hell, considering timeouts and issues for clients.
My developer is inclined to go for an external DB (i.e. Airtable). Also, the enterprise tier for Airable might be also expensive in the long term.
I have skimmed through the forum but sensed different opinions.
How have you tackled this issue? What are your opinions on the “External vs Bubble DB” question?
Looking forward to your responses,