As a DataStax Developer Advocate, my job is to help our amazing teams provide you with the best possible experience with Cassandra and our products.
The Stargate Documents API has made great strides in the past few months. After being introduced as open-source software in late 2020, its development has accelerated quickly. I’m here to give you the rundown: the premises on which we built it, the limitations we’ve faced and worked through, and most importantly, the improvements we have made as a community in the past few months. Let’s get started!
It’s a monumental day for DataStax Enterprise (DSE) users: Stargate support for DSE is here! This means that you can now use REST, GraphQL, and schemaless Document APIs in addition to CQL when building your applications on top of DSE. These APIs are available for use with DSE 6.8.
We have tons of APIs integrated within great tools for building dynamic, full stack apps. If you are a developer, you probably are using technologies like schemaless data stores, serverless architectures, JSON APIs, and/or the GraphQL language.
If you're like me, when you start coding something new, you're probably finding yourself working with JSON. Maybe you're using Node.js or Python or any other dynamic language that uses JSON-like data natively or maybe you're working with data that you're pulling or serving from REST APIs.
Today, we're happy to introduce a new member of the Stargate API family; say hello 👋 to GraphQL. This new API extension makes it easy to add a GraphQL API layer to any new or existing Apache Cassandra® database.
We're excited to release the first preview of Stargate, an open source API framework for data. This project came about because we got tired of using different databases and different APIs depending on the work that we were trying to get done.