GraphQL is a query language that sits on top of multiple APIs and provides a complete description of data requested by an application.
With GraphQL, an app can specify the exact data it needs, aggregate the data from multiple sources and microservices and return only what was requested, resulting in highly performant and robust APIs.
Access complex, hierarchical data structures with one GraphQL query — as opposed to RESTful APIs, which can require multiple requests and deliver more data than is actually needed.
Initially developed by Facebook, GraphQL is now open source and has a vibrant community of developers who are continually creating excellent tooling and documentation.
GraphQL can be an important part of an application’s overall data infrastructure. Along with a great developer experience with instant validation that encourages product growth, it introduces unique ways to access data quicker, resulting in a better overall UX.
GraphQL is not an out-of-the-box solution that magically transforms an application. It can introduce bottlenecks and performance problems if not implemented correctly. With our extensive experience integrating GraphQL into complex projects, we have developed techniques to vastly improve the performance of GraphQL and shared these methods with the open source community.
Our data scientists understand how to successfully implement GraphQL to provide the best impact, improve developer experience and enhance user experience.