DataLayer Exposed: Jonas Helfer & Joins Across Databases with GraphQL

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Wanting something to make Monday mornings a bit more exciting? Well, for the next few weeks, we're bringing you a new video from this year's DataLayer Conference. Up this week is Jonas Helfer from Meteor discussing joins across databases with GraphQL.

This year, we were joined by Jonas Helfer from Meteor. More specifically, he works on Meteor's Apollo Project with last year's speaker Sashko Stubailo (you can see his talk here).

Jonas' presentation is centered around joins across databases with GraphQL. As it's becoming more and more commons for organizations to have a backend architecture powered by multiple databases and microservices. But as the number of these databases and services grows, so scaling also becomes more difficult. Jonas showed how GraphQL can be leveraged to pull data from multiple databases in a unified way.

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Be sure to tell us what you think using hashtag #DataLayerConf and check back next Monday for the next talk at DataLayerConf.


We're in the planning stages for DataLayer 2018 right now so, if you have an idea for a talk, start fleshing that out. We'll have a CFP, followed by a blind submission review, and then select our speakers, who we'll fly to DataLayer to present. Sounds fun, right?

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