Counting Down the Parse Migration

On January 28, 2017 Parse will be fully retired. To help with the transition, mLab has published a comprehensive guide to migrating Parse data onto an mLab-hosted MongoDB database. This guide aims to help existing Parse customers by highlighting migration best practices and addressing commonly asked questions that we’ve handled migrating over 8600 applications to our platform.

The guide is ideal for Parse users who are working on their migration. It helps them understand how to:

  • Migrate their Parse data onto an mLab hosted MongoDB database
  • Create and test a local Parse Server
  • Deploy a Parse Server onto Heroku
  • Connect their application to the Parse Server
  • Use Parse Server to store files for their application

We are proud that our fully managed Database-as-a-Service has been the chosen platform for 78% of Parse data migrations to date. Parse users still contemplating the move should get started on their migration as soon as possible to ensure all data storage needs are met. In addition, proactive migration off the Parse backend service to a self-hosted Parse Server will provide time for development teams to learn how to maintain and scale the open-source server.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need migration help we invite you to email us at support@mongolab.com. We look forward to helping you with all your data needs.

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