Parse is a popular backend-as-a-service (BaaS) that essentially gives developers a virtual database and app server in the cloud. You can create a “cloud code endpoint” with a unique name that accepts any number of parameters. This endpoint can then be invoked by the mobile SDK, and a response returned. This response can consist of any number of data objects. For standard database queries, this SDK comes with an additional powerful feature: client-side caching. However, the Parse mobile SDK does not provide caching functionality for cloud functions.