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How to Set Up a Scalable and Highly-Available GraphQL API in Minutes

A modern GraphQL API layer for cloud native applications needs to possess two characteristics: horizontal scalability and high availability.

Horizontal scalability adds more machines to your API infrastructure, whereas vertical scalability adds more CPUs, RAM, and other resources to an existing machine that runs the API layer. While vertical scalability works to a certain extent, the horizontally scalable API layer can scale beyond the capacity of a single machine.

When it comes to high availability,

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Building Resilient GraphQL Apps and Scaling Them to 1M Subscriptions

GraphQL provides a query language for APIs, giving UX developers autonomy over querying APIs and the database.

The advantages of using GraphQL for UX applications are well understood. GraphQL clients can retrieve only the data needed in the UI application. GraphQL provides a strong type system that avoids manual code parsing and data filtering that takes up precious processing cycles when rendering the UI to users. Additionally, GraphQL increases UX development’s velocity, and the feedback cycles needed for designing API responses are minimized.

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Distributed SQL Summit Recap: A Migration Journey from Amazon DynamoDB to YugabyteDB and Hasura

At the Distributed SQL Summit 2020, Tobias Meixner – CTO & Co-Founder at BRIKL, presented the talk, “A Migration Journey from Amazon DynamoDB to YugabyteDB and Hasura.”

Switching databases is painful, even more so when going from NoSQL to SQL. In this talk Tobias gave us insights into BRIKL’s two key elements of their migration path. First, migrating from Apollo Server and Amazon DynamoDB over to Hasura and YugabyteDB.

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Presentation Recap: Modernizing Application Development with GraphQL and Distributed SQL

At the Distributed Summit 2020 , Allison Kunz, Solutions Engineer at Hasura, presented the talk “Modernizing Application Development with Planet-scale GraphQL and Distributed SQL”. In the talk she covered what is GraphQL, why GraphQL, why Hasura GraphQL Engine, and a checklist of what it takes to have enterprise-grade GraphQL APIs in production, focusing on performance, security, and reliability. She also showed a demo of Hasura Cloud in action.

What is GraphQL,

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Heroku Add-on for Yugabyte Cloud Now Available in Public Beta

Today, we are pleased to announce the public beta release of the Heroku Yugabyte Cloud add-on. With new accessibility to the Heroku marketplace, the process of deploying a fully-managed distributed SQL database in the cloud is now radically simple. For those of you who are new to distributed SQL, YugabyteDB is a Google Spanner-inspired, cloud native distributed SQL database that is 100% open source. It puts a premium on high performance, data resilience,

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Webinar Recap: CRUD Operations with Hasura GraphQL and Distributed SQL

For those of you who missed last week’s YugabyteDB Community Q&A session, which covered GraphQL fundamentals, here’s the playback:

If you are interested in further exploring the possibilities of Hasura GraphQL and Distributed SQL, check out these resources.

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Getting Started with Hasura GraphQL Remote JOINs on Multi-Cloud Distributed SQL

Remote Joins in Hasura GraphQL extend the concept of joining data across tables, to being able to join data across tables and remote data sources. In this blog post we are going to demonstrate this capability by configuring the following set up.

  • A 3 node YugabyteDB cluster running on GKE with a Hasura GraphQL Engine attached
  • A 3 node YugabyteDB cluster running on AKS with a Hasura GraphQL Engine attached
  • A Remote Schema and Remote Relationship configured
  • The ability to issue GraphQL queries that join data from two different databases,

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Deploying a Real-Time Location App with Hasura GraphQL Engine and Distributed SQL

Hasura is one of the leading vendors in the GraphQL ecosystem. They offer an open source engine that connects to your databases and microservices, and then auto-generates a production-ready GraphQL backend. GraphQL is a query language (more specifically a specification) for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. GraphQL is often used for microservices, mobile apps, and as an alternative to REST.

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GraphQL & Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – Aug 10, 2020

Welcome to this week’s tips and tricks blog where we explore both beginner and advanced topics on how to combine GraphQL and YugabyteDB to develop scalable APIs and services.

First things first, for those of you who might be new to either GraphQL or distributed SQL.

What’s GraphQL?

GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data.

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GraphQL & Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – July 10, 2020

Welcome to this week’s tips and tricks blog where we explore topics related to combining GraphQL and YugabyteDB to develop scalable APIs and services. We’ll also review upcoming events, new documentation, and blogs that have been published since the last tips and tricks post.

This next section is for those of you who might be new to either GraphQL or distributed SQL.

What’s GraphQL?

GraphQL is a query language (more specifically a specification) for your API,

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