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Apollo vs Hasura: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apollo as "GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more". Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes. On the other hand, Hasura is detailed as "An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database". An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database.

Apollo and Hasura belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Apollo is an open source tool with 7.53K GitHub stars and 935 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apollo's open source repository on GitHub.

CircleCI, Impraise, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Apollo, whereas Hasura is used by Atrium, NevaLabs, and NumHub. Apollo has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 127 developers stacks; compared to Hasura, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about Apollo and Hasura
Márton Danóczy

We wanted to save as much time as possible when writing our back-end, therefore Apollo was out of the question, we went for an auto-generated API instead. Hasura looked good in the beginning, but we wanted to retain the ability to add a few manual resolvers and modifications to auto-generated ones, which ruled out Hasura. Postgraphile with its Plug-In architecture was the right choice for us, we never regretted it!

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Pros of Apollo
Pros of Hasura
  • 12
    From the creators of Meteor
  • 3
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Real time if use subscription
  • 1
    Open source
  • 20
    Fast
  • 16
    Easy GraphQL subscriptions
  • 14
    Automatically generates your GraphQL schema
  • 14
    Easy setup of relationships and permissions
  • 13
    Minimal learning curve
  • 12
    No back-end code required
  • 11
    Works with new and existing databases
  • 10
    Great UX
  • 10
    Instant production ready GraphQL
  • 3
    Simple
  • 2
    Low usage of resources

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Cons of Apollo
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      Cumbersome validations

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    What is Apollo?

    Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

    What is Hasura?

    An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database.

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