Hasura’s Unified GraphQL API Eases Snowflake Data Accessibility and API Management

Hasura, a data accessibility company, is announcing the beta release of its GraphQL Data Connector for Snowflake, a new database integration that allows Hasura users to instantly generate a unified GraphQL API that runs read-only queries throughout the users’ Snowflake data. The integration aims to resolve excessive time and labor expenditures for API builds, as well as underpin users’ analytical applications with data from Snowflake.

As many industries trust Snowflake with their critical data, they are left with a deficit in safely exposing that data to internal or external stakeholders. In order to use Snowflake data to amplify analytics for data applications, users are faced with resource-intensive API builds and the manual maintenance and management of Snowflake connections to ensure consistent security.

Hasura’s GraphQL API fills that technological gap for Snowflake users. By supplying an instant GraphQL API on Snowflake for secure data access, Hasura enables users to do more with their data. GraphQL is a flexible query language, the vendor cites, acting as a unified endpoint throughout Snowflake, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Big Query, Amazon Athena, and CockroachDB data sources. Query response caching, declarative authentication and authorization, API security, integration with custom REST API application workflows, and enhanced observability compose GraphQL’s powerful, out-of-the-box capabilities.

GraphQL broadens the use cases that Snowflake users can leverage, increasing the value for both technologies when used in tandem. Use cases such as surfacing analytics data in customer-facing and internal apps, sharing Snowflake data with internal and external consumers via APIs, and joining data from Snowflake and other sources, ultimately increases the efficiency of API creation and enhances the data it's built from.

To get started with the Snowflake Connector Beta, users will need an existing Snowflake account instance and data to connect Hasura to query against, as well as a Hasura Cloud or Hasura Enterprise Edition self-hosted setup, version 2.16.0 or later.

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