Storing arbitrary data remotely

Why doesn’t the Ionic network allow for CRUD operations like in BaaS software (Firebase, Parse, etc.)? I love that user auth, push notifications, and the like were all added - it’s what convinced me to come back to Ionic… but why isn’t there an Ionic solution to pushing arbitrary data? I’m fine to use Firebase as an external datastore, but it would be much cooler if I had a service directly built into everything else Ionic. No?

I mean, what’s the point of doing user auth on an Ionic app if you’re going to use an external BaaS? I get that it makes sense if you’ve got your own API, but for those of us that don’t have time to code one, it sure would be nice.

Not a complaint, Ionic is great and I love it - just trying to get some more info or see if this is an upcoming feature.