Firebase Firebase provides a real time data synchronization service, with intuitive clients on a broad range of platforms. Rather than build our own clients, we've instead implemented the Firebase protocols in our service platform. REST Streaming In addition to the standard REST interface, the Nest service also supports REST Streaming. If your product needs to receive real-time updates from the Nest service via REST, then you'll want to use REST Streaming. REST Easy. Reliable. Fast. Get started with basic REST calls in minutes.