The backend for busy developers

Para is a flexible and cost-effective backend service that stores, indexes and caches your objects.

Open Source


A managed service based on the open source library Para. Adding your own features is a pull request away on GitHub.

Cloud-based


We are hosted on Amazon Web Services, inside a private cloud, which allows us to scale up and down quickly.

No vendor lock-in


You can always switch to another hosting service or run Para on your infrastructure. We're cool with that.

Client-side focus


Our simple JSON API and client SDKs allow you to easily integrate Para into your code.

Features

  • Advanced authentication


    People can used their social accounts to authenticate with the API server and they'll get back a JSON Web Token (JWT). This combined with resource permissions for each user, gives you great flexibility and security.

  • Full-text search


    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.

  • JSON API


    The API is simple and secure. Using the basic HTTP methods POST, GET, PUT, PATCH, DELETE you can call create, read, update and delete methods, respectively. All API calls are signed using the latest AWS signature v4 algorithm, used by Amazon.

  • Distributed cache


    Your objects are cached by Hazelcast 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.

  • Scalability


    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 stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs).

  • Backup & Restore


    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.

Works well with other platforms


Pricing

  • The Free Plan
  • Free
     
  • 1 Application
  • 1 GB Data Storage
  • Fixed at 1 reads/s
  • Fixed at 1 writes/s
  • Email support
  • Chat with us on Gitter
  • The Developer Plan
  • $19
    per month
  • 3 Applications
  • 10 GB of storage
  • Flexible read capacity
  • Flexible write capacity
  • S3 Backup & Restore
  • Email support
  • The Casual Plan
  • $49
    per month
  • 10 Applications
  • Up to 50 GB of storage
  • Flexible read capacity
  • Flexible write capacity
  • S3 Backup & Restore
  • Email support
  • The Serious Plan
  • $99
    per month
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Flexible read capacity
  • Flexible write capacity
  • S3 Backup & Restore
  • Email support

Additional storage and read/write capacity credits can be purchased separately.

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