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GraphQL Overview

Welcome to the official GraphQL documentation for Dgraph.

Designed from the ground up to be run in production, Dgraph is the native GraphQL database with a graph backend. It is open-source, scalable, distributed, highly available and lightning fast.

  • These docs tell you all the details. If you are looking for a walk through tutorial, then head over to our tutorials section.

Dgraph gives you GraphQL. You’re always working with GraphQL, not a translation layer. When you build an app with Dgraph, Dgraph is your GraphQL database.

Exploring the docs

  • How it Works - Once you’ve got yourself started with tutorials, you might need to review how it works.
  • Schema - You’ll need the schema reference to find out about all the options of what can be in your schema.
  • The API - The API section tells you about how the GraphQL API is served and how you can access it.
  • Queries - Everything you need to know about writing GraphQL queries.
  • Mutations - Everything you need to know about writing GraphQL mutations with Dgraph.
  • Subscriptions - GraphQL subscriptions help you make your APP more responsive or, for example, add live feeds. Dgraph can generate subscriptions for you.
  • Custom Logic - Dgraph’s auto generated GraphQL API is fantastic, but as your app gets more complicated, you’ll need to add custom business logic to your API.
  • Authorization - Find out how Dgraph can add automated authorization to your GraphQL API.
  • Local Administration - Once you’re up and running you might also need to know a few details about administering your Dgraph instance if you are running locally.
  • Dgraph Cloud - If you are using hosted Dgraph on Dgraph Cloud, then head over here to learn about administering your backend.


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