Last two weeks, Parse announced that it was winding down its service, and it will be fully retired on January 28, 2017. Parse provided a great mobile backend for developers who don’t want to deal with the complexities of server-side infrastructure.
If you have apps using Parse MBaaS and are impacted by the shutting down announcement or you are looking for alternatives you have come to the right place.
The best alternative to Parse is the Parse Server, which was created by the engineers at Parse. The idea is to run your own instance of Parse on your server. Choosing to keep your application intact and simply pick it up from the Parse Cloud and host it somewhere else is a very safe and reasonable step to ensure you can keep your app and website running. But if you don’t want to do the administration for Parse Server or take the risk of Parse Server not scaling for you as you grow, then this might not be a good option. You may need a fully managed Parse Server by a Parse Server hosting company.
NodeChef provides managed Parse hosting for developers. By encapsulating both the database and the parse server into a single cloud service, mobile app developers will be able to leverage Parse Server to rapidly build rich mobile applications with much less effort than would be required if they had to host and manage all the components themselves.
We’re going to be sending invites shortly for developers to check out our Parse Server hosting platform and give it a try. You can visit the NodeChef website regularly or sign up to be the first to receive an invite to try the platform in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or need migration help we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you migrate your apps to NodeChef and also manage your Parse Servers.