Parse Taps Heroku, Amazon Web Services, MongoLab for Alternatives for Developers

Parse offered developers some more alternatives once the Facebook-owned cloud application platform is shut down Jan. 28, 2017.

Parse offered developers some more alternatives once the Facebook-owned cloud application platform is shut down Jan. 28, 2017.

Co-founder James Yu said in a blog post that in addition to the Parse Server tool that was introduced last week, Parse has teamed up with Heroku, Amazon Web Services and MongoLab on further solutions.

Yu suggested that developers immediately migrate their apps to Parse Server, and he said of the new options:

Using Amazon Web Services directly is a great choice for hosting and scaling your Parse Server. In the past few years, AWS has become the infrastructure of choice for both large enterprises and startups alike. In fact, Parse itself was built on AWS.

AWS is a secure cloud services platform providing a broad set of infrastructure products, ranging from bare metal instances to fully managed solutions. We recommend using AWS Elastic Beanstalk to host your Parse Server, which not only handles deployment, but also automatically manages scaling and monitoring your application. For the Parse Server database, you can go with MongoLab, which is a MongoDB as a service that frees you from managing the underlying infrastructure for your MongoDB instances.

To get the details on all these options, follow their guide for deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

If you are new to managing a back-end stack, Heroku provides an easy-to-use platform to deploy and scale your Parse Server app. They were one of the first PaaS providers that let developers focus their time on building apps instead of maintaining infrastructures.

For the Parse Server database, we also suggest using MongoLab through the Heroku add-on.

To get the details, follow their guide for deploying to Heroku and MongoLab and read more on their blog post.

Yu also reminded developers that Parse Server can be deployed to any infrastructure that supports Node.js and MongoDB, and he shared Parse’s Community Links for tutorials and guides.

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MongoLabLogo David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.