What is Parse?

With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.
Parse is a tool in the Mobile Backend category of a tech stack.

Who uses Parse?

110 companies reportedly use Parse in their tech stacks, including Accenture, 500px, and Web Site - MovieLaLa.com.

244 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parse.

Parse Integrations

New Relic, Stripe, Twilio SendGrid, Mailgun, and Twilio are some of the popular tools that integrate with Parse. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Parse.

Why developers like Parse?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Parse
Private Decisions at about Parse
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Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Parse in their tech stack.


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Andy Cheng
Andy Cheng
Software Engineer · | 1 upvotes · 0 views

Backend data store (with geolocation data) Parse

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Parse is a backend service backed by MongoDB. Parse

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Public Decisions about Parse

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Parse in their tech stack.

Julian Sanchez
Julian Sanchez
Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 2 upvotes · 8.6K views
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We use Parse to store all of our user data as well as our templates, files and authentication. We also use it as a push notification service.

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Julian Sanchez
Julian Sanchez
Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 1 upvotes · 8.6K views
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We use Parse because it uses far less code than Firebase Database as well as being self-hosted, making it less expensive. It also is really easy to implement in JavaScript and has a smaller package size on NPM/Yarn

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Parse's Features

  • Store basic data types, locations, photos
  • Update over the air
  • Data browser lets you manage, search, and update content without writing a single line of code
  • Push Console allows you to send notifications directly from the Parse web interface
  • Connect your users via traditional logins or third party social networks with just a few lines of code
  • Add rich, custom logic to your app’s backend without servers with Cloud Code
  • Integrate with virtually any third-party service using Cloud Modules

Parse Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Parse?
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.
A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating
The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.
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Parse's Followers
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