The Database.com Java SDK allows developers to store and manage application data through the Salesforce.com API. Other features include leveraging the Database.com user security model to manage data access for an application and extend existing Force.com applications with Java logic.
After a year-long retirement phase, Parse has officially shutdown. A popular Backend as a Service platform, Parse shot to fame in the developer community quickly after its founding in 2011. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013, but Facebook directed resources elsewhere starting in early 2016.