Hasura now lets developers turn any data source into a GraphQL API – TechCrunch
Since its launch a few years ago, the GraphQL platform Hasura made it easier for developers to use GraphQL by simplifying the process of connecting data sources to their applications and then accessing them through GraphQL. Now, at its virtual HasuraCon ’22 developer conference, Hasura is expanding this capability by launching the GraphQL Data Connector (GDC), a new SDK that allows developers to include virtually any any data source into Hasura to expose it as a GraphQL API.
It should be noted that Hasura, as an open source project, already has some of these capabilities, but as the company’s CEO and co-founder Tanmai Gopal has noted, the new SDK now makes this accessible. more accessible and available over the net – and developers can also use the language of their choice to write these agents.
“For people in the business, this becomes really valuable because sometimes they have all the important data about this mission and these legacy sources that no one innovates anymore,” Gopal said. speak. “Either you want to use these niche data sources that are coming or the special workload is still early but you are ready to use them in a critical way. Now, what we can do is – together with these contributors, with the database vendors, with the Hasura team itself – we can collaborate and create these actors, and that way we can begin to gradually unlock access to all these resources. “
With today’s release, Hasura will also announce a few other updates. For example, Hasura Cloud and Cloud Enterprise are now available on Google Cloud. With Hasura’s background in working with PostgreSQL databases, Google Cloud new AlloyDB service makes an interesting fit here.
“Organizations are rapidly adopting GraphQL, and we are excited to help these organizations modernize and digitally transform their applications. With Hasura’s GraphQL platform available on Google Cloud, developers around the world can build next-generation applications at scale at a lower cost,” said Bikram SIngh Bedi, managing director. , Google Cloud India said.
Co-Founder Hasura Rajoshi Ghosh told me that while the company launched its cloud service on AWS two years ago, the team always knew they had to be in the right place for the customer. “Because we are the home of your data, that requires us to be present across all the cloud providers,” she said. “We saw a lot of interest from Google during the beta program. [ … ] Your data is everywhere. It is multiplying. It is developing. Whether you know it or not, your data is sprouting up somewhere. It’s just like this. So data is mushrooming across different data sources and then different clouds. Then Hasura became the ultimate Data API, removing that layer of infrastructure. “
With this, Hasura now supports AWS and Google Cloud, although the team told me that Azure support is also live. The service already supports Microsoft’s SQL Server, and with today’s release, it is adding event triggering support to its platform.
New features also include a streaming subscription API for building real-time apps, as well as support for OpenTelemet Measurement Trace in Hasura Cloud and Enterprise.