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How is the shutdown of Parse affecting your start up in the next year?

I was curious to see how startups using Parse are being affected. What do your investors think? Will this be a big blow to mobile apps? Are you going to host your own Parse server or will you switch to another competitor?

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Andrew Donoho
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Andrew Donoho Entrepreneur • Advisor
President at Donoho Design Group, LLC
To me it is simple.

  1. Migrate your existing app's databases to MongoLab or similar by April 28th, the Facebook recommended deadline. By this time, the migration process will be solid.
  2. If Parse Server is robust, a current unknown, then consider moving to it after you've moved your database. Why? You may decide that the time has come to move your app onto different infrastructure. If Parse Server is not robust by April or Parse makes no improvements to what is, for almost every purpose, a v0.9 product, then your decision is simple: move to another technology as quickly as possible in your remaining 8 months. There are multiple options.
  3. Under no circumstances should you consider starting new work on the Parse architecture. It is a zombie architecture and system.
There is an emerging list of Parse alternatives on Github at: <https://github.com/relatedcode/ParseAlternatives>.


My advice about choosing an alternative? Pick a vendor with incentives aligned with your own. Only you know your business values and incentives.

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Nishant Shah
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Nishant Shah Entrepreneur
Zen balance of Technology & Startups
Will need to move to other competitor
This is really unfortunate that parse is shuting down :(
We are using it since long and ot was much more robust and reliable then competitors
Michael Brill
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Michael Brill Entrepreneur
Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products
Anyone know why they didn't sell this business?
Michael Meinberg
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Michael Meinberg Entrepreneur
Teacher (iOS Development) at The Mobile Makers Academy (A Hack Reactor School)
I am guessing it isn't lucrative enough. Most people started on PARSE when creating their MVP, while it was small enough to be free, and once they got traction they moved the data to their own more robust (and faster) server.
Adam Sah
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Adam Sah Advisor
Founder/CEO at Buyer's Best Friend; ex-Google, ex-Inktomi
Started migrating late last year, the turndown reaffirmed that decision and we're accelerating the move to AWS Postgres RDS+Node+EC2. SQL, third party admin/reporting tools, backup/restore/replication, transactions, data integrity constraints - I'll never take you for granted again! :-)
Thomas Jay
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Thomas Jay Entrepreneur
iOS / Server Architect / IoT / BLE / iBeacon / Apple Pay
I've never understood why people used parse, I always created back end API's myself, high speed scale-able systems. Even if you only run one server on Amazon, that's only $80 a month to get started. Add in a bit of MongoDB for a nice location aware database and some Redis cache then you become more and more performant. Using auto-scale you can grow and grow. Its so simple that one of my most popular classes on Udemy is Java API's fast and simple, exactly what you need - https://www.udemy.com/create-java-apis-fast-and-simple
Michael Brill
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Michael Brill Entrepreneur
Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products
Parse is/was basically free for most MVP class apps and didn't require any backend skills to get access to decent database and push services. For client-side developers who wanted to get something to market, it made a ton of sense.
Thomas Jay
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Thomas Jay Entrepreneur
iOS / Server Architect / IoT / BLE / iBeacon / Apple Pay
Parse very quickly cost $900+ per month if your app takes off.

Limited testing and small apps were free but once your grown it started to cost big time. Plus they owned the data, who knows who had access. To maintain PCI or HIPIA compliance you needed your own systems anyway.
Julio Cesar Jacob
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Julio Cesar Jacob Entrepreneur
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Grupo OperaPag
I think that is a curious service provider, but, we started using AWS and I don't know nothing about Parse.
Sid Meka
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Sid Meka Entrepreneur
CIO, Consultant, Technologist
Quick MEAN stack on EC2. Might even work out to be cheaper.
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