Buddy Platform collaborates with Facebook
- 11 April, 2016 12:12
Data management company, Buddy Platform (ASX:BUD), has collaborated with Facebook for the imminent launch of its mobile backend-as-a-service solution, Parse Server by Buddy in beta version.
Buddy will offer the Parse service as a core component of its IoT device data management platform, meaning developers will have the choice of hosting their data in the US, European Union, China or Australia.
The partnership with Facebook comes off the back of its acquisition of Parse, a smartphone data platform, in 2013. Earlier this year, Facebook made the decision to transition the product to the open source community and begun the shutdown of its hosted offering.
As a result, every Parse customer has to stand up their own servers or migrate to a new host or solution.
Buddy CEO, David McLauchlan, said the company has been working with the co-operation and assistance of the Parse team at Facebook’s headquarters in California to stand up a high availability, fully scaled multi-tenant Parse server offering and migration toolset that enables customers to migrate their applications.
Parse Server by Buddy enables developers of mobile applications and IoT devices to build those products without having to develop, maintain, or scale the Web services.
“Facebook’s decision to decommission its hosted Parse product leaves several billion device connections per day, from devices spread all over the world, looking for a new home. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Facebook and welcoming the Parse community to Buddy’s platform,” he said.
At launch, Buddy will maintain Facebook’s revenue model on this platform, which offers free service up to 30 transactions per second. Beyond that, service charges are applied in the amount of $100 per month for every additional 10 transactions per second.
McLauchlan said over time, Buddy will unify the pricing model with its IoT platform pricing structure.
The first beta release of Parse Server by Buddy will launch on April 18 and the company will conduct several weeks of at-scale testing with selected customer applications prior to announcing general availability of the service.
The initial onboarding of migrating applications will be done on a carefully staged basis and more information will be provided when the product emerges from beta and commences full commercial operation.