Hasura is a platform for building fullstack applications in minutes.
Building an app is harder than it should be
When you’re building products, there are lots of repetitive components and tasks such as user login, retrieving/inserting data in a database, frequent deployments of your code to the cloud, or setting up open-source components, which have little to do with the core product value prop.
Hasura helps you write less code by packaging these components into a platform and giving you simple automation that integrates with standard dev tools and workflows. Think of it as a new take on BaaS and PaaS systems in the age of containers and Kubernetes, that lets you focus on writing code relevant to your business.
Today, Hasura is a CNCF certified Kubernetes platform used by over 35,000 developers.
The Hasura Story
Rajoshi and Tanmai started off wanting to build a food delivery marketplace (back when it wasn’t too mainstream). In the process and to save himself time and effort, Tanmai ended up creating a backend and devops toolkit christened ‘Procrust.es’. The penny dropped when developers started dropping by our office to enquire about Tanmai’s work, and to ask if it were possible for them to use procrust.es themselves.
Rajoshi and Tanmai were convinced to pivot, and procrust.es itself underwent several iterations to eventually became Hasura.
Read the complete story here.
The Name & Logo
The name Hasura comes from a portmanteau of Asura, the Sanskrit word for demon, and Haskell. Asura refers to daemons, or computer programs that run as background processes. Haskell is the functional programming language we used to build Hasura in, and is Hasura’s one true <3.
Hasura now also refers to the Happy Asura, the character in our logo. Credits to Samudra for the logo and character design.
Hasura in the News
If you are interested in writing about Hasura, feel free to use our brand kit for images. For more information, get in touch with [email protected] and we will be happy to oblige!
Open Source @Hasura
We <3 open source. Here’s a look at the OSS projects we’ve been working on
You can check out our other open source projects here.