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Introduction to Apollo GraphOS

The GraphQL developer platform

is the platform for building, managing, and scaling a supergraph: a network of your microservices and their —all composed into a unified API.

Your infrastructure
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Studio UI

Create your first supergraph!What's a supergraph?

What's in GraphOS?

The platform provides an ever-growing collection of tools and services to help you build your and scale it safely:

Core features

These features (along with many others) are available to organizations on Apollo Serverless and Dedicated plans:

  • Cloud routing
    • GraphOS automatically provisions and hosts a for each of your . Clients your router instead of individual , enabling the router to automatically collect metrics that you can then visualize in GraphOS Studio.
  • The schema registry
    • GraphOS tracks the for all your individual subgraphs, and it also handles composing those into one for your router.
  • Safe
    • The schema checks feature of GraphOS enables you to verify whether proposed changes to a will cause an issue with other subgraphs, or with any of your existing clients.
    • Whenever you update a , GraphOS composes a new supergraph schema for your router. If succeeds, your router automatically begins using its new schema.
    • You can view the results of each launch that takes place whenever you update a subgraph schema, helping you resolve any issues that might occur.
  • An interface for every use case
    • GraphOS Studio is the primary web interface for GraphOS. Among other capabilities, you use Studio to create your organization and its supergraphs, view schemas and metrics, and test out in the Explorer.
    • The Rover CLI is the primary command-line interface for GraphOS. Among other capabilities, you use to publish subgraph schemas to the registry, run from CI, and test out your supergraph within your development environment.
    • If you want to automate your own workflows outside of Studio or Rover, you can use the official GraphOS Platform API to do so. We'll expose more GraphOS capabilities through the Platform API over time.

Enterprise features


Test out these features for free with an Enterprise trial.

Additional GraphOS features are available to organizations on an :

  • Connect your self-hosted router to GraphOS
    • is available as a free and source-available runtime for . Connecting your to GraphOS requires an Enterprise plan.
    • Deploy GraphOS-managed inside your own infrastructure, enabling you to maximize performance and fully customize their behavior. use the same powerful technology that cloud routing uses under the hood.
    • Enable advanced features for your router fleet, such as operation limits and Redis-backed .
  • filtering with contracts
    • Deploy multiple instances of your router that each use a different filtered subset of your supergraph's schema. Different clients can then communicate with different routers, limiting them to whichever parts of your supergraph they should have access to.
  • Enhanced user management
    • Assign fine-grained user roles to organization members, and optionally override those roles on a -by-graph basis.
    • Set up single sign-on (SSO) with your identity provider.
    • Export audit logs of all material events that occurred within your organization over a time period.
  • Extended data retention
    • Your supergraph's historical operation metrics are available for visualization in Studio longer than with other plans. See the pricing page's section on data retention for details.

An Enterprise plan also provides access to our Champions community and a support channel for your team to connect with Apollo supergraph experts. We'll work with you to customize a query volume limit and support package that's right for you.

If you're interested in Enterprise features, please get in touch with us! You can also test out these features with a free Enterprise trial.

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