10 best alternatives to the Facebook Parse

Facebook Parse is being shut down, you can look to these 10 alternatives for your App coding needs

Ever since Facebook announced that it would be closing up Parse, the mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) that it acquired in 2013 for a reported $85 million many App developers have been in a bit of tizzy.

Most Parse users do have a whole year to get their apps running on different platform and Facebook will be providing database migration tool that lets you migrate data from your Parse app to any MongoDB database.

However having another Parse alternative is always a good option. Here’s a roundup of Parse alternatives to consider, along with a bit of background information on each one:


AnyPresence was founded in 2011 and has an enterprise focus. It supports on-premises deployments.


Founded in 2006 and recently acquired by Axway, Appcelerator offers its Arrow cloud service starting at $259 per seat per month.


Appery launched in 2012 originally under the name Tiggzi, as a product from Exadel, which started in 1998. More than 300,000 developers use it, and customers include Aetna, Konica Minolta, and Toyota.


Founded in 2012, Backendless has taken on less venture capital than some of its competitors, but “at this point the business can fund itself,” founder and CEO Mark Piller wrote in a support forum post last year.


Founded in 2007, Built.io offers a backend that can be deployed on Amazon Web Services, IBM SoftLayer, or VMware’s vCloud Air.


Established in 2011, CloudMine is currently offering a special deal to Parse customers to win their business. CloudMine has integrated itself with platform as a service (PaaS) company Apprenda and it announced a $5 million funding round in March 2015.


Established in 2008, FeedHenry was acquired by Red Hat in September 2014 for around $82 million.


Established in 2011, Firebase is a real-time cloud backend with a strong developer following and hosting for static assets in apps. It was acquired by Google in October 2014.


Established in 2007, Kii supports on-premises and cloud deployments. The company focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) applications in particular.


Founded in 2010, Kinvey has several enterprise customers, and it’s available for deployment on on-premises data centers, too.VMware used Kinvey’s backend to deliver a mobile offering in vCloud Air.

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