Vertex vs Supabase

Both Vertex and Supabase use Postgres as a backend, but how are they different?

Vertex vs Supabase

Vertex is a no-code data platform that is designed to be easy for less technical users and emphasizes no-code integrations and a spreadsheet-like UI, whereas, Supabase brands itself as an open source alternative to Firebase, implying a more technical audience with an emphasis on realtime updates. Both provide the ability to create databases and manage data, and both are built on top of Postgres. However, Supabase requires building a database on its platform from the beginning or importing the data from existing database, whereas Vertex can be used with an existing database without having to transfer any data. You may find that Supabase and Vertex can be used together as they accomplish different use cases - you may want to build a modern stack on top of Supabase while using Vertex as an internal tool for your customer support and marketing teams.


  • Can be used with existing databases
  • Allows you to create new databases instantly
  • Emphasizes no-code integrations, ease of use, and team collaboration
  • Designed for a non-technical audience
  • Spreadsheet-like UI similar to Airtable or Google Sheets
  • The platform is managed by Vertex in the cloud


  • Cannot be used with external databases
  • Allows you to create new databases quickly
  • Emphasizes being open source and realtime
  • Designed for a more technical audience
  • UI that provides granular controls for authentication, realtime updates, and hosting
  • The platform is open source
Is Vertex right for you?