Backend as a Service, or BaaS (sometimes referred to as mBaaS), is an approach for providing web and mobile app developers with a way to link their apps to backend cloud storage and processing while also providing common features such as push notifications, social networking integration, etc.
|First released||2011 (first appeared on the scene)|
|Used by||Facebook, Twitter, Google|
Parse is the most known BaaS. In 2013, it was acquired by Facebook in 2013 and went on to power a reported 500,000 applications.
Another popular BaaS is Firebase, acquired by Google. It is targeted mostly at real-time apps and also offers storage.