A Smallish List of Parse Migration Guides

Since Parse's big announcement it looks like the release of migration guides from various alternative services has died down.

The biggest surprise is the rise of Parse's own open source Parse Server. Check out its commit velocity on GitHub. It seems to be on its way to becoming a vibrant and viable platform.

The immediate release of Parse Server with the announcement of the closing of Parse was surprising. How could it be out so soon? That's a lot of work. Some options came to mind. Maybe it's a version of an on-premise system they already had in the works? Maybe it's a version of the simulation software they use for internal testing? Or maybe they had enough advanced notice they could make an open source version of Parse?

The winner is...

Charity Majors, formerly of Parse/Facebook, says in How to Survive an Acquisition, tells all:

Massive props to Kevin Lacker and those who saw the writing on the wall and did an amazing job preparing to open up the ecosystem.

That's impressive. It seems clear the folks at Parse weren't on board with Facebook's decision, but they certainly did everything possible to make the best out of a bad situation. It's even possible this closure could be a good thing for Parse in the long run if open source support continues to flourish.

Here's a list of different ways of getting from here to there...

Migration Guides

Migrating an Existing Parse App

Introducing Parse Server and the Database Migration Tool

Hosting Your Own Parse on AWS and Heroku

Azure welcomes Parse developers

Migrating from Parse to Couchbase Mobile

Migrating from Parse Push Notifications

Guide: How To Migrate Your Parse App To Parse Server With Heroku And MongoLab

Run Parse-server on Google Cloud Platform

Deploying Parse server to Google App Engine

Running your own Parse with Azure and Docker

Seamless Migration from Parse to App42 Backend-as-a-Service

Parse Is Done. What Now? 5 Tips How to Proceed with Migration

5 steps how to move your app from Parse to AWS or Heroku

Deploying Parse Server on AWS

Deploying a Parse Server to Heroku

Migrate easily from Parse to Batch

How To Run Parse Server on Ubuntu 14.04

Migrating from Parse to Bluemix

How to move away from Parse

Your Very Own MBaaS: How to Move from Parse to Appcelerator Arrow

Parse on IBM Bluemix

Moving From Parse to OneSignal for Push Notifications

Parse shutdown: How to seamlessly continue operations with AWS and MongoDB Cloud Manager

Migrating from Parse Push to Amazon SNS

Urban Airship’s Parse Importer Tool


How to set up Parse Server on AWS using AWS Elastic Beanstalk