Unique benefits of using GraphQL in microservices

  • The data structure in GraphQL allows for well-defined & delineated data ownership for each request.
  • You can have great control over the data loading process and therefore control how data is transferred in a very granular way.
  • As GraphQL allows for request bundles composed of many requested resources, it can leverage a sort of parallel execution for data requests. This allows a single request to fulfill the requirements that would otherwise have been through multiple requests to multiple services over multiple servers.
  • GraphQL can budget requests, allows the server to prioritize requests and grant them where appropriate, and reduces timed out requests in the long run.
  • It saves ave processor time and effort because it utilizes Object Identifiers to cache often-requested data.

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