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Hasura

Hasura is a software and development tools company, offering tools for developers to simplify application development.

Overview

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.

History

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.

Product

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.

Timeline

June 24, 2021
Hasura GraphQL Engine adds new features for faster API access to siloed data as it surpasses more than 250 million downloads in less than 2.5 years.
June 23, 2021
Hasura extends scope of GraphQL API platform to allow developers to launch queries against data residing in multiple databases.
February 23, 2021
Hasura releases enterprise grade features so developers can build applications faster.
September 8, 2020
Hasura raises a $25,000,000 series B round from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, SAP.iO Fund, Strive and Vertex Ventures.
June 22, 2020
Hasura launches managed cloud service for its open-source GraphQL API platform.

February 26, 2020
Hasura raises $9.9M Series A funding round led by Vertex Ventures US, with participation from SAP.iO Fund and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Strive VC. A number of angel investors also participated in the round. The company has raised a total of approximately $11.5 million.
February 26, 2020
Hasura raises a $9,900,000 series A round from Amod Malviya, James Tamplin, Michael Stoppelman, Nexus Venture Partners, SAP.iO Fund, Strive and Vertex Ventures.
April 25, 2018
Hasura raises a $1,600,000 seed round from Nexus Venture Partners and Strive.

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Hasura Extends Scope of GraphQL API Platform - DevOps.com

Mike Vizard

Web

June 23, 2021

Hasura GraphQL Engine Adds Breakthrough New Features for Faster API Access to Siloed Data as It Surpasses More Than 250 Million Downloads in Less Than 2.5 Years

Hasura

Web

June 24, 2021

Hasura Releases Enterprise Grade Features so Developers Can Build Mission-Critical Applications Faster

Web

February 23, 2021

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Frederic Lardinois
June 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Hasura is an open-source engine that can connect to PostgreSQL databases and microservices across hybrid- and multi-cloud environments and then automatically build a GraphQL API backend for them, making it easier for developers to then build their own data-driven applications on top of this unified API . For a while now, the San Francisco-based startup [...]
Ron Miller
February 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Hasura, a startup working to solve developer problems around connecting to databases when using the open source GraphQL tool, announced a $9.9 million Series A investment today. Vertex Ventures US led the round with participation from SAP.iO Fund and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Strive VC. A number of angel investors also participated in [...]

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