March 03, 2015 12:23 PM ET


Company Overview of Parse

Company Overview

Parse offers cloud-based software developer kits for mobile devices. It offers backend platform for iOS and Android applications. The company’s solutions enable users to persist data from clients to a server, as well as enables in sending and retrieving data to various servers. Parse is based in San Francisco, California. As of April 30, 2013, Parse operates as a subsidiary of Facebook, Inc.

1 Mongtomery Street

28th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104

United States

Key Executives for Parse

Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Parse Key Developments

Parse Delivers Complete Mobile App Platform with Chef

Chef(TM) announced that Parse has automated hundreds of Amazon Web Services servers with Enterprise Chef. Parse uses the hosted version of Enterprise Chef and AWS Auto Scaling to manage massive and unpredictable demand for its cloud-based application development services, enabling the company to manage 30-40 different services with only a three-person infrastructure team. Parse has automated the configuration of everything from MySQL to Zookeeper with Enterprise Chef, improving business agility and accelerating the customer feedback loop. Achievements include: Fast Configuration: Zookeeper is an open source application for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services within IT infrastructure. Traditionally a very complex application, Parse installed Zookeeper on hundreds of AWS servers in less than a day using Enterprise Chef. Response Speed: When unforeseen demand spikes exceed Parse's infrastructure capacity, its IT team spins up batches of new AWS servers with Auto Scaling and lets Chef automate configuration and deployment, bringing fully configured compute capacity online in minutes. Reusable Code: The Chef Community features over 1,000 Cookbooks -- collections of tested, reusable code -- providing the Parse team with repeatable code that saves lots of man-hours.

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