In case you haven't heard, Parse, the well-known Database-as-a-Service provider is shutting down.
As one of the easiest and cost effective ways to stand up a back-end database, this will have some big repercussions across the landscape. Which makes you wonder what kind of leading indicator this might portend. In any case, it definitely speaks volumes to how unrealistic our expectations about the costs involved with running any derivative of SaaS product have become.
Hold on to your butts!