Get the best from GraphQL with Tyk

Tyk can turn GraphQL into a single pane of glass into your entire organisation, powering an API-first, developer-centric approach

GraphQL is more than just another API format

GraphQL opens up the ability to easily query and manipulate application data. With Tyk, you can bring full lifecycle API management to your graph. The potential is huge.

  • Native support for GraphQL APIs
  • Seamless GraphQL introspection with full control
  • GraphQL-specific security, such as field-based permissions and query depth limiting, alongside classic features like rate limiting and usage quotas

You can use Tyk to manage your GraphQL APIs in a secure, efficient manner, from design all the way through to retirement. And if you want to integrate your GraphQL APIs with any additional data sources, you can turn to our Universal Data Graph to enable you to do so in a low-code way.

Enterprises around the world are benefitting from using Tyk with GraphQL

Tyk and GraphQL are the perfect pairing. We support global businesses to grow, scale and run more effectively by enabling intuitive GraphQL use for faster, more effective shipping. Between our open source API gateway and powerful Universal Data Graph, you have everything you need to get the best out of your GraphQL usage.

Tyk supports GraphQL natively, so you don’t need external services or middleware.

Who uses GraphQL?

Businesses of all shapes and sizes use GraphQL. These days, GraphQL APIs can be found behind websites, mobile apps and APIs.

For APIs, GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data, enabling efficient API queries and easy API evolution. Tyk builds on that with full lifecycle API management and Universal Data Graph – a revolutionary way to use GraphQL and combine all your SaaS services, managed data sources and legacy data into a single, cohesive and integrated view. Stitch together:

  • Internal services
  • Microservices
  • Legacy SOAP services
  • Real-time data with Kafka
  • REST, GraphQL and more

Increase the effectiveness of your GraphQL project

With Tyk, your organisation can be more effective and more productive. Tyk is designed around the realities facing modern enterprises. We see your organisation how it is and support you to get to how you want it to be.

Tyk Universal Data Graph enables you to:

  • Build and extend your integrated data stack incrementally
  • Use the best tools for the job, regardless of vendor
  • Enjoy ultimate flexibility and visibility.

Our support for subscriptions also means that adding real-time data and message-based architecture is easy.

GraphQL use cases

GraphQL is used by developers who want efficiency and flexibility. It provides the ability to query multiple sources in a single request, returning only what is necessary. As such, GraphQL use cases include instances where organisations want to:

  • Reduce bandwidth requirements
  • Reduce the number of network calls
  • Query multiple sources
  • Retrieve nested data
  • Enable consumers to modify queries

The flexibility and efficiency of GraphQL means that some of the world’s most well-known brands have adopted it, including Netflix, PayPal, Shopify, Airbnb and GitHub. However, you don’t have to be a global enterprise to use GraphQL. Two-person startups can rely on GraphQL, just as vast organisations can. And all of them can achieve more with Tyk.

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GraphQL and Universal Data Graph

If your use case involves more than just superb GraphQL API lifecycle management, you can unleash the power of GraphQL by using Tyk Universal Data Graph to manage your data sources easily and effectively, no matter how complex your architecture may be. And with Tyk’s GraphQL federation, you can divide your GraphQL implementation across multiple backend services – but still expose them to consumers as a single graph.

Powerful integration

Integrate your various data stores with your software infrastructure. We remove complexity, rather than layering more services over the top.

Outstanding simplicity

Universal Data Graph can turn your whole organisation into an API. With Tyk, you can ask for anything with a single question, saving time, effort and expense.

Ultimate visibility

See your data infrastructure like never before, using GraphQL as a service to view your entire organisation, powering data-driven decisions.