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DreamFactory vs Parse: What are the differences?

DreamFactory: Open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. 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; Parse: The complete mobile app platform. 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.

DreamFactory and Parse can be categorized as "Mobile Backend" tools.

Some of the features offered by DreamFactory are:

  • REST Any Data Source
  • Instant REST APIs and documentation
  • Simple administration

On the other hand, Parse provides the following key 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

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 5 developers like DreamFactory, while over 111 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Parse.

DreamFactory is an open source tool with 952 GitHub stars and 222 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DreamFactory's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is DreamFactory?

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.

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.
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        CEO at Iron.io
        Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

        We were going to roll our own API across our data sources (we use a few) but decided to give DreamFactory a whirl before we did. It basically stopped us needing to write ETL operations by giving us a gateway that let us avoid data duplication and focus on data quality - leaving the data where it resides and calling it as needed via DreamFactory's clever scripting engine. It has a great reputation for app building, but its also been good spreading across our legacy and modern systems to homogenize everything. We're using it now instead of anything homegrown and it saved us quite a few sprints.

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        CEO at Scripted.com
        Review ofDreamFactoryDreamFactory

        DreamFactory makes putting a REST API on top of a database a snap. Put an API on Redshift? No problem.

        This has cut development time a ton and been super useful for us. If you're looking for simple SQL reporting into Slack check out something like SQLBot.co, but if you need to put an API on top of your database, DreamFactory's hard to beat.

        Avatar of aluzardo
        Web Developer at GiG - Gaming Innovation Group
        Review ofParseParse

        An Important Announcement.

        Parse's hosted services will be fully retired on January 28, 2017. We're proud that we've been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps. Read more on this announcement and what this means for your app here. Thank you for using Parse.

        More info in http://parse.com/

        How developers use DreamFactory and Parse
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        Cameron Drake uses ParseParse

        Parse is a backend service backed by MongoDB.

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        Brounie SA de CV uses ParseParse

        Push and cache on apps. Sometimes full apps

        Avatar of Andy Cheng
        Andy Cheng uses ParseParse

        Backend data store (with geolocation data)

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        philipbarrar uses ParseParse

        Push notifications

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