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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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Pros of DreamFactory
Pros of Parse
  • 6
    Restful
  • 6
    Easy setup
  • 4
    SQL Rest APIS
  • 2
    Love this to easily build API's
  • 1
    Great customer support
  • 1
    Multi Platform
  • 116
    Easy setup
  • 76
    Free hosting
  • 61
    Well-documented
  • 49
    Cheap
  • 46
    Use push notifications in 3 lines of code
  • 40
    Fast
  • 39
    Cloud code
  • 31
    Good for prototypes
  • 30
    Cloud modules
  • 27
    Backed by facebook
  • 7
    Parse Push
  • 7
    Cross Platform
  • 6
    Parse Core
  • 6
    Parse Analytics
  • 5
    Multiplatform
  • 5
    Quick chat and profile capabilities
  • 5
    Free Tier
  • 4
    Cloud Based
  • 3
    Backend as a service
  • 3
    Backbone Models
  • 3
    Nice security concept
  • 3
    Free
  • 3
    Geopoints
  • 2
    Local Datastore
  • 2
    Anonymous Users
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 1
    About to Die

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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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