DataStax Introduces Stargate Support for Modern Data APIs

DataStax is unveiling Stargate support for its signature platform, enabling users to utilize REST, GraphQL, and schemaless Document APIs in addition to CQL when building applications on top of DSE. These APIs are available for use with DSE 6.8.

Stargate is an open source data gateway with built-in extensibility. It allows users to integrate APIs of their choice with any persistence layer.

It provides this ability with two components: API services and persistence services. What this means is users can create APIs to connect with various persistence stores, such as DSE.

With this release, Stargate supports DSE 6.8 as one of these pluggable persistence stores. In order to run Stargate, users will need to add additional nodes to their cluster. These nodes will behave as coordinators in the cluster and no data will be stored on them.

With Stargate, Document-based development can use schemaless JSON without the need for defining and modifying schemas during the development life cycle. An application can now evolve as fast as a customer needs.

Stargate is aligned with building modern apps; it provides REST, Document (JSON) and GraphQL APIs to help developers create applications using the languages and frameworks they know best.

Cloud-native applications are predominantly built using a microservices architecture and run via Kubernetes.

Stargate was designed with this in mind. It abstracts away backends, enabling developers and architects to focus on interacting with data using modern APIs, and not on specific database implementations.

Developers have the freedom to use what languages they know and what fits their requirements to build microservices. These are necessary elements for reducing the friction to build innovative cloud native applications.

And by leveraging Kubernetes, Stargate mitigates some of the hurdles associated with a microservices architecture like scalability and resiliency.

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