Enterprise Data Architecture with GraphQL

Intelligent data architecture that drives performance.

Enterprise Data Architecture with GraphQL2022-06-21T21:57:18+01:00

Improve Performance and Productivity with a GraphQL Data Architecture

Complex applications need a well defined and highly performant data architecture to deliver accurate results in real-time for the best user experience.

We use GraphQL to unify multiple APIs into one convenient gateway to increase developer productivity and serve only the necessary data to the application, reducing resource consumption.

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Why Use GraphQL?

GraphQL is a query language that sits on top of multiple APIs and provides a complete description of data requested by an application.

With GraphQL, an app can specify the exact data it needs, aggregate the data from multiple sources and microservices and return only what was requested, resulting in highly performant and robust APIs.

Access complex, hierarchical data structures with one GraphQL query — as opposed to RESTful APIs, which can require multiple requests and deliver more data than is actually needed.

Initially developed by Facebook, GraphQL is now open source and has a vibrant community of developers who are continually creating excellent tooling and documentation.

GraphQL can be an important part of an application’s overall infrastructure. Along with a great developer experience with instant validation that encourages product growth, it introduces unique ways to access data quicker, resulting in a better overall UX.

GraphQL is not an out-of-the-box solution that magically transforms an application. It can introduce bottlenecks and performance problems if not implemented correctly. With our extensive experience integrating GraphQL into complex projects, we have developed techniques to vastly improve the performance of GraphQL and shared these methods with the open source community.

We understand how to successfully implement GraphQL to provide the best impact, improve developer experience and enhance user experience.

Highly Performant

Construct specific, hierarchical queries and deliver the results lightning fast

Real-Time Validation

Increase developer productivity through real-time validation and type checking

Unified API

Unify multiple microservices and third-party APIs in one GraphQL API gateway

Version Free

Update data structure without affecting existing queries and phase out obsolete structures over time

Product Development:
Our Approach

We start with Ignite, our discovery programme to understand your business’ objectives, operational environment and current capabilities to accelerate product development.

  • Build a clear understanding of ambition, scope and business case
  • Review existing capabilities (platforms, agility, limitations)
  • Detail any operational constraints and identify practical solutions

We partner with your teams to design, prototype and prioritise use cases. Together we’ll define the roadmap and architecture to meet your business and growth plans.

  • Workshops to ideate, prioritise use cases and define success metrics
  • Design, prototype and validate user experiences and interfaces
  • Define solution architecture and roadmap aligned to business impact
  • Create an agile backlog and roadmap

We build incremental solution capabilities that are aligned to your business’ priorities, leveraging modern technologies and agile practices.

  • Build modern frontend experiences and backend APIs
  • Leverage modern open source solutions to accelerate development
  • Adopt a pragmatic approach to building domain microservices
  • Embed best practice engineering and DevSecOps

We deploy intelligent solutions using a fully integrated platform to drive sustainable, measurable business growth for years to come.

  • Deploy incremental capabilities through agile delivery
  • Automated high quality deployments using CI/CD with testing
  • Monitor, measure and scale capabilities against solution demands
  • Build capabilities and upskill client teams for sustainable growth

GraphQL Data Architecture:
Recent Client Stories

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TELUS Digital

Creating an omnichannel customer experience across multiple brands
“Generally the time to market for any new app is about 30-40% less than it was, which is huge!”
Steve Tannock, Director of Platform Technology and Tools, TELUS Digital
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Epicurious

Migrating to Node.js to scale for the future
Combining developer expertise, the advantages of open source software tools and a strong understanding of customer needs, NearForm delivered above and beyond client expectations. 100% uptime was maintained throughout the build, there was no disruption to user experience at any point and the new system launched with full user functionality.
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