Companies hampered by the speed of change are often limited by monolithic architectures, legacy systems, and outdated processes. Many of these tools have worked – or simply worked – for years but have become a clear barrier to innovation.
However, this can be managed as business leaders learn to think differently and begin to create a composable architecture. According to Gartner, a composable business is “an organization made of interchangeable building blocks”. This modular structure is capable of responding quickly to changes in demand, traffic, production, and supply chain challenges. An agile set of tools and infrastructure enables companies to keep pace with customer expectations, to deliver the rich, immersive experiences they demand.
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GraphQL, an open source data manipulation and query language, helps companies create and maintain a composable architecture that enables teams to create better customer experiences quickly fast and efficient. The result for product and engineering teams is the ability to create predictable, consistent APIs to design, develop, and deploy new features faster.
GraphQL can pull specific data from multiple data sources in a single API call, making the API fast and flexible, and minimizing overfetch and missing data issues (a common problem). common with older solutions, where too much or little data is pulled, making queries unsatisfactory). DeBergalis explains, “The question becomes how to take existing software, such as inventory control software, and reuse or reuse it.”
Businesses large and small, from small supermarket chains to industry giants like Netflix, report rapid profits from the nimbleness of graph technology. Over the past few years, Netflix has integrated its APIs into a federated GraphQL platform. As a subscription streaming service and production company, Netflix IT handles huge amounts of data (title, production company, performer data, finances, customer data, etc.) multiple data entities owned by different entities. The federated GraphQL platform means that data can be managed and protected by its owner, shared with other stakeholders, and searchable across entities, seamlessly for user.