Database SetUp for Social Network type app (Internal/External)

Hi. With the current state of Adalo’s external collections, what is the best database setup for a social network type app, with the normal features of image uploading and sharing, comments, chat… use just the Adalo DB? Airtable/Xano/etc?
Thanks

Hi,
So far for me in terms of flexibility and “safety” is XANO. The Adalo API the rate gets a long Error 429 (Rate limit), so at least for now I would not trust an social media app with it if you plan on scalability.

But I have set a question to Adalo’s team, if external collections have same dependency as Adalo API, being endpoints. Still waiting for an answer.

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And do external collections like Xano mean longer loading times for images?

Hi! Today we launched a social media application, and Adalo’s performance leaves much to be desired. The application runs very hard. You can visit the topic and you can test the application for free.
https://forum.adalo.com/t/introducing-sonna-make-money-online/14754

Do you have any idea when does that error start to appear? In terms of size/ concurrent users/or any other metric?