Kevin Lacker writes on the Parse blog,
We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere.
We understand that this won’t be an easy transition, and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services.
Parse will release a database migration tool and will open source ParseServer. Regardless, this is going to come as a blow to a large segment of the iOS developer community.
More details at the New York Times.