We are hosted on Amazon Web Services, inside a private cloud, which allows us to scale up and down quickly.
You can always switch to another hosting service or run Para on your infrastructure. We're cool with that.
Our simple JSON API and client SDKs allow you to easily integrate Para into your code.
Your users can be authenticated with their social accounts and Para will issue a JSON Web Token (JWT). LDAP and Active Directory are also supported. This combined with powerful resource permissions for each user, gives you great flexibility and security.
All your objects are indexed automatically by Elasticsearch - a robust and scalable search engine. Para supports many types of queries like basic field queries, wildcard, geo point, and "more-like-this" queries.
The API is simple and secure. Using basic HTTP methods you can create, read, update and delete objects. It also supports pagination and field limiting. All API calls are signed using the latest AWS signature v4 algorithm, used by Amazon.
Your objects are cached when they are created or updated. Caching allows for faster read times and decreases the load on the database. This works great for "hot" objects that don't change very often.
Para is hosted on the AWS cloud and is powered by DynamoDB - a scalable, fault tolerant database with very low latency. All your data is encrypted (encryption at rest) and stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs).
Premium plans feature an easy-to-use backup and restore control panel which enables you to import and export data from DynamoDB. We'll take care of all the hard work, such as managing data pipelines and MapReduce clusters. You simply download the JSON file when it's ready.
Additional storage and read/write capacity credits can be purchased separately.Frequently Asked Questions
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