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Platformatic Open Source Software

Why Platformatic?

Platformatic enables developers to efficiently develop and run APIs at scale. Historically, API developers have had to repetitively build infrastructure to satisfy foundational requirements, like authentication, authorization, caching, and connection to databases, and have had to manage microservices with technologies such as service mesh or centralized registries. This work is time consuming, undifferentiated, and painstakingly complex. With growing demands of SaaS applications, the amount of API permutations has grown exponentially and has become a development bottleneck. This has led large organizations to create dedicated platform API engineering teams to help teams deliver on business demands.

Our goal is to make API development simple: we aim is to remove all friction from the day-to-day of backend developers. Platformatic is a series of Open Source tools to build APIs. Check out our announcement video.

Platformatic Service

Setting up new projects and APIs is boring. We want to make it easy for you to get started and to have a production ready setup in no time. Platformatic Service is your starting point for creating a Node.js API on top of the Fastify framework, providing a set of batteries included defaults for all your needs.

Check out the basic Platformatic Service features:

  • Customizable via Node.js and Fastify plugins, with automatic types
  • Automatic TypeScript compilation
  • Prometheus metrics
  • Blazing fast live reloads during development
  • OpenAPI schema generation
  • GraphQL integration
  • Third-party API client generation
  • Batteries included project generator
  • File-system based routing
Platformatic Service Architecture
Platformatic DB Architecture

Platformatic DB

Are you tired of creating Create-Read-Update-Delete (CRUD) APIs? Platformatic DB is a tool that allows you to create both OpenAPI and GraphQL schemas from your database, without having to write a single line of code. The key difference to similar tools is that Platformatic DB allows you to customize it via Node.js and Fastify plugins, because it's based on Platformatic Service.

Check out the basic Platformatic DB features:

  • Automatic OpenAPI/REST API generation from the SQL schema
  • Automatic GraphQL API generation from the SQL schema
  • Multiple databases: SQLite, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL
  • Multiple authentication methods: JWT, WebHook, HTTP Headers
  • Authorization via role based access control (RBAC)
  • Type-safety via generated types for improved database interactions
  • ...and all the features of Platformatic Service

Platformatic Composer

Want to automatically compose microservices into one ecosystem with a single public API? Platformatic Composer is a new way to develop aggregated APIs, starting with OpenAPI composition across multiple API sources.

Check out the Platformatic Composer features:

  • OpenAPI composition
  • Resolve conflicts between different endpoints
  • Automatic schema refresh
  • Customizable via Node.js and Fastify plugins
  • Automatic TypeScript compilation
  • ...and all the features of Platformatic Service
Platformatic Composer Architecture
Platformatic Runtime Architecture

Platformatic Runtime

The Platformatic Runtime environment enables developers to leverage the perks of microservices with the deployment simplicity of a monolith. It consolidates all your Node.js applications into a single Node.js process, simplifying the development & execution of microservices.

Check out the Platformatic Runtime features:

Platformatic DB creates a GraphQL API from your database schema. It also support Apollo Federation. You can use the API to query and mutate data.

Platformatic DB creates a REST API from your database schema. It generates an OpenAPI 3.0 specification, too.

The roots of Platformatic DB are in the Fastify community. You can customize it with Fastify plugins.


James Snell
Node.js Technical Steering Committee

Platformatic DB is a great example of how to build a great developer experience on top of a database.

Jan Lehnardt
Makes @couchdb & #offlinefirst. Made @jsconfeu @greenkeeperio @hoodiehq. CEO at @neighbourh00die.

I always wondered why building APIs isn't that easy.

David Mark Clements
Dave at Holepunch. Tech lead/primary author of OpenJS Foundation JSNAD & JSNSD Certifications. (Original) Author of Node Cookbook.

A platform that simplifies and streamlines developer collaboration within an organization can revolutionise the organization itself. This is digital transformation distilled to its purest and easiest form.

Manuel Spigolon
Senior Software Engineer at NearForm. Fastify Collaborator. Author of "Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify".

After building this small project, I think Platformatic DB is not just an ORM as it may seem but an enhanced version of Fastify. It implements a lot of good practices and boring stuff that enable us to spin up a Fastify instance!