How can we improve Microsoft Azure Functions?

Azure Services/PaaS or E2E-scaffolding for Facebook GraphQL/Relay

There is something beyond Azure App-Services and Functions; Facebook GraphQL as a service, end-to-end which should in clude a CQRS "back-end" (REDIS...) and API-Mgmt/Monitoring features. Here are some examples: https://www.graph.cool/features/ and https://scaphold.io/... but we leverage Azure, so we are currently developing with graphql in AppServices...

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  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to automatically provision database resources based on a provided graphql schema is a "killer feature" of AWS AppSync. In my mind, providing a GraphQL-as-a-service is really about adding a new Azure service which would integrate with Azure Functions, but also integrate with other Azure services like CosmosDB.

    I opened up a request for this new service here:
    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/170024-additional-services/suggestions/35390665-graphql-based-api-service

  • Bram van Neerven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I hope it is not inappropriate to share links to MS competitor's sites, but if Azure will develop a GraphQL service, i'd expect it can do the same things as AWS AppSync (https://aws.amazon.com/appsync/).
    In fact, right now the only thing keeping me from choosing Azure over AWS for my ideas is such a 'GraphQL-as-a-service' solution. It is possible to develop a GraphQL endpoint using Azure Functions and Apollo, but AWS supports things like subscriptions out of the box, which are really essential in a lot of applications.

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