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Hasura GraphQL Engine
Hasura GraphQL Engine is a blazing-fast GraphQL server that gives you instant, realtime GraphQL APIs over Postgres, with [webhook triggers](event-triggers.md) on database events, and [remote schemas](remote-schemas.md) for business logic.
Hasura helps you build GraphQL apps backed by Postgres or incrementally move to GraphQL for existing applications using Postgres.
[Hasura GraphQL Engine Demo](assets/demo.gif)
[Hasura GraphQL Engine Realtime Demo](assets/realtime.gif)
- Make powerful queries: Built-in filtering, pagination, pattern search, bulk insert, update, delete mutations
- Realtime: Convert any GraphQL query to a live query by using subscriptions
- Merge remote schemas: Access custom GraphQL schemas for business logic via a single GraphQL Engine endpoint. [Read more](remote-schemas.md).
- Trigger webhooks or serverless functions: On Postgres insert/update/delete events ([read more](event-triggers.md))
- Works with existing, live databases: Point it to an existing Postgres database to instantly get a ready-to-use GraphQL API
- Fine-grained access control: Dynamic access control that integrates with your auth system (eg: auth0, firebase-auth)
- High-performance & low-footprint: ~15MB docker image; ~50MB RAM @ 1000 req/s; multi-core aware
- Admin UI & Migrations: Admin UI & Rails-inspired schema migrations
- Postgres ❤️: Supports Postgres types (PostGIS/geo-location, etc.), turns views to graphs, trigger stored functions or procedures with mutations
Table of contents
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- Client-side tooling
- Add business logic
- Support & Troubleshooting
- Brand assets
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One-click deployment on Heroku
The fastest way to try Hasura out is via Heroku.
Click on the following button to deploy GraphQL Engine on Heroku with the free Postgres add-on:
Open the Hasura console
https://<app-name>.herokuapp.com (replace <app-name> with your app name) to open the admin console.
- Make your first GraphQL query
Create a table and instantly run your first query. Follow this simple guide.
Other one-click deployment options
Check out the instructions for the following one-click deployment options:
|Infra provider||One-click link||Additional information|
Other deployment methods
For Docker-based deployment and advanced configuration options, see deployment guides or [install manifests](install-manifests).
The Hasura GraphQL Engine fronts a Postgres database instance and can accept GraphQL requests from your client apps. It can be configured to work with your existing auth system and can handle access control using field-level rules with dynamic variables from your auth system.
You can also merge remote GraphQL schemas and provide a unified GraphQL API.
[Hasura GraphQL Engine architecture](assets/hasura-arch.svg)
Add business logic
GraphQL Engine provides easy-to-reason, scalable and performant methods for adding custom business logic to your backend:
Add custom resolvers in a remote schema in addition to Hasura's Postgres-based GraphQL schema. Ideal for use-cases like implementing a payment API, or querying data that is not in your database - [read more](remote-schemas.md).
Trigger webhooks on database events
Add asynchronous business logic that is triggered based on database events. Ideal for notifications, data-pipelines from Postgres or asynchronous processing - [read more](event-triggers.md).
Derived data or data transformations
Transform data in Postgres or run business logic on it to derive another dataset that can be queried using GraphQL Engine - read more.
Check out all the example applications in the [community/sample-apps](community/sample-apps) directory.
Group Chat application built with React, includes a typing indicator, online users & new message notifications.
Live location tracking app that shows a running vehicle changing current GPS coordinates moving on a map.
A realtime dashboard for data aggregations on continuously changing data.
- Add GraphQL to a self-hosted GitLab instance (3:44 mins)
- Todo app with Auth0 and GraphQL backend (4:00 mins)
- GraphQL on GitLab integrated with GitLab auth (4:05 mins)
- Dashboard for 10million rides with geo-location (PostGIS, Timescale) (3:06 mins)
Support & Troubleshooting
The documentation and community will help you troubleshoot most issues. If you have encountered a bug or need to get in touch with us, you can contact us using one of the following channels:
- Support & feedback: Discord
- Issue & bug tracking: GitHub issues
- Follow product updates: @HasuraHQ
- Talk to us on our website chat
We are committed to fostering an open and welcoming environment in the community. Please see the [Code of Conduct](code-of-conduct.md).
If you want to report a security issue, please [read this](SECURITY.md).
Check out our [contributing guide](CONTRIBUTING.md) for more details.
Hasura brand assets (logos, the Hasura mascot, powered by badges etc.) can be found in the [assets/brand](assets/brand) folder. Feel free to use them in your application/website etc. We'd be thrilled if you add the "Powered by Hasura" badge to your applications built using Hasura. ❤️
<!-- For light backgrounds --> <a href="https://hasura.io"> <img width="150px" src="https://graphql-engine-cdn.hasura.io/img/powered_by_hasura_blue.svg" /> </a> <!-- For dark backgrounds --> <a href="https://hasura.io"> <img width="150px" src="https://graphql-engine-cdn.hasura.io/img/powered_by_hasura_white.svg" /> </a>
The core GraphQL Engine is available under the Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0).
All other contents (except those in [
console](console) directories) are available under the [MIT License](LICENSE-community).
This includes everything in the [
docs](docs) and [
This readme is available in the following translations:
- [Japanese :jp:](translations/README.japanese.md) (:pray: @moksahero)
- [French :fr:](translations/README.french.md) (:pray: @l0ck3)
- [Bosnian :bosnia_herzegovina:](translations/README.bosnian.md) (:pray: @hajro92)
- [Russian :ru:](translations/README.russian.md) (:pray: @highflyer910)
- [Greek 🇬🇷](translations/README.greek.md) (:pray: @MIP2000)
- Spanish 🇲🇽(:pray: @ferdox2)
- [Indonesian :indonesia:](translations/README.indonesian.md) (:pray: @anwari666)
- [Brazilian Portuguese :brazil:](translations/README.portuguese_br.md) (:pray: @rubensmp)
- [German 🇩🇪](translations/README.german.md) (:pray: @FynnGrandke)
- [Chinese :cn:](translations/README.chinese.md) (:pray: @jagreetdg & @johnbanq)
- [Turkish :tr:](translations/README.turkish.md) (:pray: @berat)
- [Korean :kr:](translations/README.korean.md) (:pray: @라스크)
Translations for other files can be found [here](translations).
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Hasura README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.