Parse is a cloud-based mobile application platform that enables users to add a scalable backend for full-featured mobile applications on Windows, iOS, Android and a variety of cross-platform and hybrid technologies. It was used by thousands of developers around the world. Back in January this year, Facebook announced that they are winding down the Parse service. To make an easy way for Parse developers to continue their work, Microsoft today announced the Parse Server on Azure Managed Services.
They have created a Parse Server implementation that uses fully-managed Azure Services and released it on the Azure Marketplace. With this template, Parse developers will be able to easily spin up a Parse Server v2.1.4 with a suite of pre-integrated Azure services.
This template deploys the following Azure services:
- Parse Server 2.1.4 powered by Azure App Service
- File adapter powered by Azure Storage
- NoSQL data adapter powered by Azure DocumentDB
- Push notifications powered by Azure Notification Hubs
- UI-based management usign the Parse Dashboard
Customers who deploy this template by June 1st, 2016 will receive a free DocumentDB account (limited to 10 DocumentDB Standard collections). This free usage will aid in the evaluation of this template and migration of your Parse application. Learn more about how to migrate to Parse server on Azure here.