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Top 13 GraphQL tools for developer in 2023.

See details of features and pricing of GraphQL developer tools. We're comparing best apps, libraries or tools for GraphQL such as Hasura, Back4app, Parse Platform, Nhost, Webiny, Stellate, Grafbase, Apollo GraphQL, Dgraph, Hygraph, GraphQL Dot Security, StepZen, graphweaver to help you find your next GraphQL tool. .

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  1. Hasura
  2. Back4app
  3. Parse Platform
  4. Nhost
  5. Webiny
  6. Stellate
  7. Grafbase
  8. Apollo GraphQL
  9. Dgraph
  10. Hygraph
  11. GraphQL Dot Security
  12. StepZen
  13. graphweaver

1. Hasura

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Hasura gives you instant GraphQL & REST APIs on new & existing data sources. Connect Hasura to your data & get APIs in under a minute.

๐Ÿ›  Hasura's Features

What can developer do with Hasura

  • modern apps & APIs 10x faster
  • Built in Authorization & Caching
  • fast GraphQL & REST APIs
  • Open source

๐Ÿ’ฐ Hasura's Pricing

How much does Hasura cost?

You can self hosted it or use cloud.

Free $0/mo

  • Personal use and basic sites
  • 1 GB data pass-through
  • 60 requests/minute

Standard $99/mo/project

  • For teams. Pay-as-you-go
  • 20 GB data pass-through*
  • Unlimited requests
  • High Availability

Enterprise / Custom

  • SSO
  • Dedicated VPC with VPC peering
  • Custom data pass through pricing
  • 247365 Prod/Dev support

2. Back4app

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Create your backend in minutes, so you focus on providing an exceptional customer experience.

๐Ÿ›  Back4app's Features

What can developer do with Back4app

  • Real-Time Database
  • Cloud Functions
  • GraphQL, Rest & SDK
  • Authentication
  • File Storage
  • Blockchain Storage
  • Notifications

๐Ÿ’ฐ Back4app's Pricing

How much does Back4app cost?

Free plan

Ideal for developing, learning and prototyping. Explore our features and start building with free monthly capacity of 25k requests, 250MB data storage, 1GB transfer, 1GB file storage. Supported by community.

MVP $15

  • Per app per month, billed annually Save 40%
  • 500k Requests
  • 2GB Data Storage
  • 250 GB Data Transfer
  • 50 BG File Storage

Pay as you go ($80)

  • Per app per month, billed annually Save 20%
  • 5M Requests
  • 4 GB Data Storage
  • 1 TB Data Transfer
  • 250 GB File Storage

Dedicated ($400)

  • Per month, billed annually Save 20%
  • Server Capacity
  • 8 CPUs / 16 GB
  • Unlimited Requests
  • 80 GB Data Storage
  • 2 TB Data Transfer
  • 1 TB File Storage

3. Parse Platform

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Parse Platform

An open source backend that can be deployed to any infrastructure that can run Node.js

๐Ÿ›  Parse Platform's Features

What can developer do with Parse Platform

  • Parse Server uses MongoDB or PostgreSQL as a database.
  • You can deploy and run Parse Server on your own infrastructure.
  • You can develop and test your app locally using Node.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Parse Platform's Pricing

How much does Parse Platform cost?

Free and Open Source (Self Hosted)

4. Nhost

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Nhost is an open source Firebase alternative with GraphQL, built with the following things in mind: Open Source, GraphQL, SQL, Great Developer Experience

๐Ÿ›  Nhost's Features

What can developer do with Nhost

Postgres Database

The world's most advanced relational database.


Instant Realtime GraphQL API based on your tables and columns in the database.

Realtime GraphQL API

The GraphQL API has built in subscriptions to sync data in realtime.


GraphQL API, Role-Based Permissions, Web Console, Event Triggers, Cron Jobs.


Sign in users with email, magic links, SMS, Google, Facebook, etc.

Storage (with CDN)

Let users upload and download images, documents and other files.

Serverless Functions

Run custom code using JavaScript and Typescript with infinite scale.


Run the full Nhost stack locally during development using the Nhost CLI.

GitHub Integration

Deploy database and backend changes with the workflow you love (git push).

๐Ÿ’ฐ Nhost's Pricing

How much does Nhost cost?

5. Webiny

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Webiny is an open source serverless CMS that offers you all the enterprise-grade functionalities, while keeping your data within the security perimeter of your own infrastructure

๐Ÿ›  Webiny's Features

What can developer do with Webiny

Webiny doesn't just manage your content. It allows you to also build and deploy sites and forms, manage all your projects centrally and use advanced processes that support organization-wide collaboration.

Your data under your terms

Don't be a tenant in someone else's system. Keep your data in your own cloud, under your own security perimeter, obeying your compliance requirements. Unlock greater performance by storing and delivering content closer to your users.

Unlock infinite scalability

Donโ€™t spend weeks building and managing a fault-tolerant infrastructure. With Webiny thatโ€™s included. Webiny runs on highly-scalable fault-tolerant serverless services that scale in and out in seconds. You donโ€™t need to do night shifts anymore. All within your own AWS cloud!

Decouple marketing needs from engineering

You donโ€™t want your engineers to spend time fixing headlines and moving pixels on the screen. With Webiny, your marketing team has the full control to create and manage content, landing pages, files and forms across multiple web properties.

You don't need 10 systems to manage 10 websites

You can use a single Webiny instance to manage content for unlimited number of websites. This will drastically reduce your management overhead and cost.

Customize, integrate, embed - harness the benefits of open source

Being open source is more than having a public repo with a MIT licence. Webiny has been architected with hooks, plugins and life cycle events so you can customize every aspect of the platform and make it work exactly how you want it.

Install Webiny for your team in 4 minutes

Try it now for free or Or schedule a demo with our team

๐Ÿ’ฐ Webiny's Pricing

How much does Webiny cost?

Open source, so free for individuals, small teams and proofs-of-concepts. You only pay for what you use on your AWS account. Or, for business- and enterprise- use, Webiny come with multi tenancy, technical support, and a range of other useful tools to manage your Webiny instance.

6. Stellate

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Scale, inspect & protect your GraphQL API. Cache your queries at the edge, get insights into its usage and protect it from malicious queries.

๐Ÿ›  Stellate's Features

What can developer do with Stellate

GraphQL Edge Caching

Make your GraphQL API blazing fast worldwide, not just in us-east-1.

  • Be blazing fast Get ~40ms response times worldwide. Get your users the speed they deserve.

  • Cache any APIs Add caching to any GraphQL API. Just like you're used to with REST APIs.

  • Shield your API Protect your API from traffic spikes and downtime. Allow your users to rely on you, always.

  • Lighten the load Reduce your origin load by up to 95%. Handle any traffic spike, avoid downtime and save costs.

  • Operate continuously Resolve stability issues with auto retries and stale-while-revalidate. Steady wins the race.

GraphQL Metrics

With no configuration, get real-time observability for your GraphQL APIs usage, performance and errors.

  • Get deep insights Understand the traffic on all queries, types and operations. Get granular insights and always know what's going on.

  • Iterate confidently Track and understand all HTTP & GraphQL errors. Get insights, build on facts and iterate with confidence.

  • Optimize performance Check the origin response times for each query and mutation. Know where to optimize your API.

  • Control notifications Learn about speed drops and errors the second your users do. Define who gets notified about what.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Stellate's Pricing

How much does Stellate cost?

Free forever

For indie hackers and side projects 1 seat 2 services Unlimited requests


For teams 10 seats Unlimited services $10 / 1M requests billed monthly


For large companies Individual pricing

7. Grafbase

logo Grafbase


Grafbase is the easiest way to build and deploy GraphQL backends

๐Ÿ›  Grafbase's Features

What can developer do with Grafbase

  • Declarative
  • GraphQL
  • Instant deploys
  • Database built-in
  • Serverless

๐Ÿ’ฐ Grafbase's Pricing

How much does Grafbase cost?

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8. Apollo GraphQL

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Apollo GraphQL

Apollo Graph Platform โ€” unify APIs, microservices, & databases into a graph that you can query with GraphQL

๐Ÿ›  Apollo GraphQL's Features

What can developer do with Apollo GraphQL


Add schema checks to CI/CD to identify breaking changes before you deploy them. Visualize operation latency and error rates, which are automatically collected by your GraphOS routing layer.


Publish your graph's API reference, share operations with client developers, and add your entire team to your GraphOS orgโ€”current plans are billed by operation volume, not seat count.


With an Enterprise plan, you can deliver different subsets of your graph to different consumers, host your routing layer in your own infrastructure, enable single sign-on for your organization, and more.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Apollo GraphQL's Pricing

How much does Apollo GraphQL cost?

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9. Dgraph

logo Dgraph


Unite your data and get a highly scalable, performant, native GraphQL graph database in the cloud that delivers blazingly fast queries!

๐Ÿ›  Dgraph's Features

What can developer do with Dgraph

EASE OF USE Simply create one GraphQLย  schema, deploy it, and have instant database and API access.ย  No impedance mismatch โ€” no GraphQL resolvers needed.ย 

HIGH PERFORMANCE Dgraph is built like a search engine. Queries are broken into sub-queries, which runs concurrently to achieve low-latency and high throughput.

LIMITLESS SCALE Automatically shards graph and rebalances across as many nodes as you need.Unlike most databases, Dgraph was built for distributed queries from day one, and optimizes queries via unique, predicate-based indexing.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Dgraph's Pricing

How much does Dgraph cost?

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10. Hygraph

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Hygraph is the next generation GraphQL-Native Federated Content Platform. Integrate all your services with our unique content federation approach and distribute content from anywhere - to anywhere.

๐Ÿ›  Hygraph's Features

What can developer do with Hygraph

Headless & API first

Build modern applications for any platform with an API-first approach, with access to the industryโ€™s most powerful Content APIs. Deliver omnichannel experiences at scale without compromising on performance.

GraphQL native

Hygraph is 100% GraphQL native. Power giant ideas from a single GraphQL endpoint, with full access to our APIs for content, queries, mutations, and assets.

Enterprise grade hosting & performance

Hygraph is a fully-hosted SaaS platform with queries cached across 190 edge CDN nodes globally. Get up and running on a shared cluster, or opt for dedicated infrastructures in up to 77 regions worldwide.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Hygraph's Pricing

How much does Hygraph cost?

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11. GraphQL Dot Security

logo GraphQL Dot Security

GraphQL Dot Security

Quickly assess the security of your GraphQL apps

๐Ÿ›  GraphQL Dot Security's Features

What can developer do with GraphQL Dot Security

Scan your GraphQL endpoints to find and fix their security flaws before production

๐Ÿ’ฐ GraphQL Dot Security's Pricing

How much does GraphQL Dot Security cost?


12. StepZen

logo StepZen


Connect REST, SQL, NoSQL, or GraphQL backends efficiently

๐Ÿ›  StepZen's Features

What can developer do with StepZen

Data: Your Most Precious Resource

The backends that deliver data to GraphQL are diverse, and the data is your most precious resource. StepZen provides a way to modernize your stack, accelerate application development and still leverage years of investment in REST API and database technologies.

Fast Time to Value - Declaratively!

StepZen provides a unique declarative approach to building GraphQL. Your GraphQL API or federated API is composed from declarative building blocks - resulting in smaller and more intuitive code, better runtime performance, and faster time to value.

Query Optimization Engine

Because the API is built declaratively, and by leveraging the backgrounds of the StepZen team, we have built an in-memory Golang-based query optimization engine that is much more than just a router.


You have a single endpoint that may expose more than a REST endpoint, especially if you federate multiple services in a GraphQL API. So granting access to the endpoint may generate more risk than granting access to a single REST endpoint. StepZen gives you the ability to control access to the GraphQL schema that lies beyond the endpoint - to protect your data, your APIs, and your data sources.

Managing Change

GraphQL APIs evolves. You are constantly adding or changing backends, parameters, queries and mutations. The combination of a declarative approach and a framework in which everything is just text files, APIs built in StepZen fit easily and naturally into your CI/CD pipeline.

Federation & Graphs of Graphs

In large enterprises, federated GraphQL APIs (graphs of graphs) are often the right structure for enabling API strategy across teams and domains. StepZen's declarative directives enable GraphQL federation in the same way as you build a single GraphQL API. Furthermore, you have choice. You can also quickly enable subgraphs for Apollo Federation.


StepZenโ€™s architecture is designed to be high throughput, low-latency. You can consume GraphQL-as-a-Service on StepZen cloud, and for our enterprise customers, we can deliver StepZen in private clouds.

๐Ÿ’ฐ StepZen's Pricing

How much does StepZen cost?

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13. graphweaver

logo graphweaver


Turn multiple data sources into a single GraphQL API.

๐Ÿ›  graphweaver's Features

What can developer do with graphweaver


We consistently find that everyone has lots of sources of truth. You know, CRM holding customer data, accounting systems handling invoices, and more scattered across different SaaS platforms and databases? It's a real pain to sync it all up!

In the past we used to copy data from everywhere to the DB, but that always breaks at some point.

Well, after years of grappling with this issue, we wanted a way to easily build a single GraphQL API in front of all those sources. An API that allows you to execute queries that even span across datasources (give me DB records where customer in CRM name is "Bob"), and also allows you to administer your data all from one place.

That's why we built Graphweaver. We've been using it on our projects for about a year now and think you'll love it too!


๐Ÿ“ Code-first GraphQL API: Save time and code efficiently with our code-first approach. ๐Ÿš€ Built for Node in Typescript: The power of Typescript combined with the flexibility of Node.js. ๐Ÿ”— Connect to Multiple Datasources: Seamlessly integrate Postgres, MySql, Sqlite, REST, and more. ๐ŸŽฏ Instant GraphQL API: Get your API up and running quickly with automatic queries and mutations. ๐Ÿ”„ One Command Import: Easily import an existing database with a simple command-line tool.

๐Ÿ’ฐ graphweaver's Pricing

How much does graphweaver cost?

Open Source MIT

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ About GraphQL

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that allows developers to request specific data from a backend, rather than getting a large, unstructured response. This makes it easier to work with data on the frontend, and also means that developers can request only the data that they need, which can save time and bandwidth.

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