This is why Stellate exists
In the future, a global data graph will connect all the world’s data, unlocking innovation and monetization opportunities we can only dream of today.
By making the global data graph a reality, Stellate unleashes the compounding effects of innovation by removing the inefficiencies of connecting poorly structured and documented APIs. The recaptured development time alone is significant; less time spent on busywork allows for more time spent on innovation and value creation.
In addition, the global data graph makes the world’s data infinitely more accessible and will thus cause exponentially more use of data. That combined with upstream monetization of data access is going to create vast and unbound value.
Inevitably, this global data graph will be the center of the digital economy and Stellate will be the center of the global data graph.
This is how Stellate is executing towards its Vision today
GraphQL turns APIs from a list of endpoints into graphs. The shift in the representation of the data from a mere list of endpoints to a graph leads to the main benefit of GraphQL—flexibility in access to your data.
Yet only a few organizations have adopted GraphQL. Why? The flexibility that makes GraphQL so powerful creates unique challenges to building and operating world-class APIs at scale: performance, security, maintenance and scalability are not a given without deep expertise in GraphQL.
In addition, very few organizations that have adopted GraphQL are opening up their API to external access even though they can foster innovation by inviting everyone to innovate with their data.
Amazon provides an illustrative example: in 2002, Jeff Bezos wrote the famous “API mandate,” requiring every team at Amazon expose reusable APIs. With that one insight (“exposing APIs is a good idea”), Bezos created another of the world’s biggest businesses: Amazon Web Services.
Slack is another shining example. Its focus on integrations created an entire economy around its platform. Many companies exist today that utilize Slack’s data and innovate on its behalf.
Here’s our opportunity: building a set of solutions that enable engineering teams to build fast, high-quality, open GraphQL APIs at scale that will lead to an explosion of open GraphQL APIs and provide immense value to those businesses.
This is our Roadster, the first step on our journey whose rewards both fuel our future ambitions and play into our vision: the more open GraphQL APIs there are, the bigger the global data graph will be.