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Instant GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database; use standalone or as a Node.js middleware; MIT-licensed OSS
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What is PostGraphile?

Execute one command (or mount one Node.js middleware) and get an instant high-performance GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database
PostGraphile is a tool in the Query Languages category of a tech stack.
PostGraphile is an open source tool with 7.5K GitHub stars and 367 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PostGraphile's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PostGraphile?

Companies
8 companies use PostGraphile in their tech stacks, including Terrafarm, Legends of Learning, and Storyscript.

Developers
12 developers use PostGraphile.

PostGraphile Integrations

Node.js, PostgreSQL, ExpressJS, Koa, and GraphQL are some of the popular tools that integrate with PostGraphile. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with PostGraphile.

Why developers like PostGraphile?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use PostGraphile

PostGraphile's features

  • instant GraphQL schema via reflection over PostgreSQL database API
  • compiles complex GraphQL queries into very few SQL statements resulting in high performance
  • built entirely from plugins - heavily customisable
  • support for PostgreSQL RBAC and RLS
  • watch mode (monitors for database schema changes) for great DX
  • standalone server, express middleware, or GraphQL schema
  • integration with Express auth via pgSettings (e.g. Passport.js, optional)
  • JWT auth (optional)
  • very strong support for PostgreSQL functions
  • simple to set up and scale

PostGraphile Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PostGraphile?
Prisma
Prisma is a powerful database tool used for data access, migrations and visual data management. It replaces traditional ORMs and removes friction from complicated database workflows.
Hasura
An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database.
GraphQL
GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
Graphene
Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily.
Oracle PL/SQL
It is available in Oracle Database, TimesTen in-memory database, and IBM DB2. Oracle Corporation usually extends PL/SQL functionality with each successive release of the Oracle Database.
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