Hygraph federated content platform adds top-level remote fields

Berlin-based Hygraph isn’t too busy indulging in the city’s fine doner kebabs (they invented them, remember) to roll out some interesting new technologies in line with its enterprise-grade federated content platform.

Self-styling itself as the ‘next generation of CMS’, no less, Hygraph powers what it describes as a many-to-many relationship between different content sources and devices. 

The firm has announced a major update to its federated content platform with the introduction of top-level remote fields. 

The new capability is a part of Hygraph’s overall federated content vision to power a many-to-many relationship between content sources and devices, as organisations look to create new digital services and business models at scale.

Headless head loss

Hygraph’s federated content platform is built to allow organisations to replace custom software development associated with many of today’s headless Content Management Systems (CMS). 

With the current proliferation of composable architecture, federated content is now being said to enable enterprises to develop and run content-rich features more easily.

“Top-level remote fields empower enterprises to unify distributed content from across multiple systems, to deliver to any destination and without duplication,” said Michael Lukaszczyk, CEO and co-founder, Hygraph. “For example, in the context of ecommerce, organisations can now fetch data from their commerce, digital asset management and CRM systems from Hygraph’s content API, in one single query. This promises to be a real game changer.”

The key benefits of the new top-level remote fields capability include a simplified tech stack, where all frontend applications query data from one universal Hygraph API. Ease of management with all backend APIs are managed in one place.

“Organisations are currently unable to unlock full value from their content, as custom software and integration challenges slow the creation of new digital services at scale. Top-level remote fields capabilities represent a powerful next step for enterprises to dramatically streamline and modernise content connections and drive the next generation of customer experiences,” added Lukaszczyk.

The company also now points to simplified authentication and authorisation: one API simplifies the process for authenticating and authorising frontend applications – and quicker application integration: low-code tools eliminate the need to write and maintain middleware code to stitch multiple systems together.

Finally, here we find work on improved content integrity to eliminate duplicates and ensure that any changes are consistently reflected across all frontend applications using the data – and enhanced performance: querying content from a single API and Hygraph’s advanced caching capabilities allow for high-performance content distribution.

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