Guest: Tanmai Gopal (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: Hasura (Twitter)

The amount of data being generated today is staggering, and they are stored in hundreds of different types of databases that are specialized for different types of workloads and use cases. Accessing the data in real-time to unlock their value has become an industry-level challenge.

In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Tanmai Gopal, Co-founder and CEO of Hasura, to discuss how Hasura is helping organizations rapidly access data from multiple sources.

Key highlights of this video interview:

  • People are increasingly putting more data into things like Snowflake and the number of applications and services that want to consume the data is also increasing. An API layer is needed to provide access to the data, but building this layer is challenging if one has hundreds of models and Snowflakes. Hasura is helping automate these processes.
  • The challenges developers face when working with data from multiple sources: 1) query planning (need different types of data fetching, optimization), 2) authorization and security (rules need to be well-integrated and enforced), and 3) API design (should be flexible and standardized across many data sources).
  • GraphQL provides a unified API endpoint and query layer so that modern applications and services can use JSON and HTTP as a protocol to interact with the data.
  • The explosion of data is happening across all industries, but there are varying amounts of value attached to the data. By unlocking the value of the data, businesses can get insights they need to improve and innovate.
  • Hasura’s unique value lies in automating API development for data APIs. Gopal says it provides the flexibility, performance, and security of a handwritten API, but automates and speeds up the process.
  • As companies look for cost efficiency, tools like Hasura that increase automation and provide more access and security without human intervention are needed.
  • Gopal takes us through Hasura’s OLAP journey, the support they have added so far, and their plans to add more OLAP sources in the future.
  • The beta version of Hasura’s support for Snowflake has been released. It is expected to go into general availability in a few months.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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