Dgraph Labs Launches Slash GraphQL, Industry's First GraphQL-Native Database Backend-As-A-Service
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dgraph, creators of the world’s most advanced graph database, today announced the launch of Slash GraphQL, a fully managed GraphQL backend service powered by the industry’s first native GraphQL database, Dgraph.
Despite the growing interest in GraphQL, a common stumbling block is that GraphQL is an API language, not a running system. To get started with GraphQL, developers face the hard choice of either building and maintaining their own GraphQL backend, which takes a long period of time and excessive engineering resources, or using a complicated overlay on top of a relational database that inevitably runs into the n+1 problem, slow deep traversal query speeds, and other scalability issues. Both choices impose additional complexity with underlying services and table structures which slow developers down.
“Slash GraphQL takes away the work of building a fast and scalable GraphQL backend,” said Manish Jain, CEO and founder at Dgraph. “With Slash GraphQL, developers click a button and arepresented with a /graphql endpoint. They set their GraphQL schemas and immediately get a production-ready backend. Right away they can start querying and mutating data, without any coding whatsoever.”
The database that powers Slash GraphQL is Dgraph -- the number one rated graph database on GitHub, used at massive scale by companies like Comcast, Intuit, Siemens, Overstock, VMware and many more. Dgraph was inspired by Jain’s work at Google on the company’s Knowledge Graph infrastructure, and his efforts to unite all structured data at Google under a single graph indexing and serving system. Dgraph became the first database to natively support GraphQL, and its ability to traverse data with high throughput and low latency has led to it becoming the world's most popular graph database.
Now, with Slash GraphQL, web and mobile developers can build apps rapidly -- no setup, maintenance or building out a tech stack just to get to GraphQL. Slash GraphQL delivers an amazing developer experience. An app on Slash GraphQL also leverages a full GraphQL back-end built for performance and scale, and optimized for executing GraphQL traversals, joins and retrievals.
If you are a web or mobile app developer seeking the fastest, simplest way to build an app with GraphQL, sign up for Dgraph's Slash GraphQL: https://dgraph.io/slash-graphql.
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