Using IonicDB in production environment

IonicDB is in preview stage. I’m fascinated about it.

But couple of things are not clear to me. As such -

  • What kind of database IonicDB implements. Is it in-memory database?
  • Can I integrate other enterprise level database (like, Redis, Mongo, RethinkDB) with it?

Furthermore, IonicDB works from the client-side. Is it safe to handle database operations or authentication from client side? Is Ionic Cloud a replacement for mobile backend or backend for frontend (BFF) ?