Hasura is a privately held software technology company that builds developer tooling products, including open-source tools, backend as a service (BaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) products. The Hasura GraphQL Engine provides GraphQL APIs over new or existing Postgres databases. The Hasura Kubernetes Platform is a managed platform for building, deploying, and managing applications on Kubernetes. The company was spun-off from 34 Cross, a start-up based in Chennai, and as of 2020 has offices in San Francisco and Bangalore.
Prior to founding Hasura, founders Tanmai Gopal and Rajoshi Ghosh started an online food delivery platform, Find a Kadai (lit. 'Find a Shop'). While building the platform, they realized that there were questions of what stack and which programs to use. They found that they were solving some core issues like getting a C library to communicate with a Python library and integrate the best that is available while checking app performance. This is how their startup gradually transitioned from a food delivery platform to building tools for developers. The technology created for the platform was a database platform that combined the use of a NoSQL API with transaction management, called "Procrust.es." as a toolkit to be used by developers. The toolkit evolved into the Hasura platform, which was introduced in February 2017. In 2017, the company started a free online course (MOOC) called Introduction to Modern Application Development (IMAD), in partnership with IIT Madras. In April 2018, the company announced that it has raised $1.6 million in seed capital from Nexus Venture Partners and GREE Ventures. Hasura became a certified vendor of the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program, which was created by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation 2018.In July 2018, the company announced the open-source release of the Hasura GraphQL Engine to enable developers to set up GraphQL endpoints on their existing Postgres applications. In September 2018, the company introduced an open-source event trigger system on Postgres for building serverless apps. In 2020 the company raised Series A and Series B in venture capital funding mere 6 months apart, taking its total capital raised to $36.5 Million dollars.
The Hasura GraphQL Engine provides developers with GraphQL APIs for Postgres applications. The engine can be deployed on Heroku.
Hasura provides developers with a data layer, API gateway with authentication middleware, and GitOps automation for rapid deployment. It also provisions Kubernetes clusters on different cloud vendors and simplifies the migration of an application from one cloud vendor to another.
The company maintains several open-source projects on GitHub, including gitkube, Skor, and graphqurl.
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