Creating Your First Database API with DreamFactory
In this 14 minute introductory video you'll learn how to generate a fully functional, documented, and secure database API using the DreamFactory platform. After generating the API, we'll interact with it using the generated Swagger documentation. As a final example, we will query the API from outside of DreamFactory using the popular Insomnia HTTP client.
Merging Multiple Database API Calls with Data Mesh
Enterprises often manage data in multiple databases, often hailing from different vendors and even residing in different clouds. Thanks to DreamFactory's data mesh feature, it's possible to configure your REST API to merge data from disparate databases and present this data within a single response. In this 7 minute video you'll learn how to use data mesh to merge data residing in IBM DB2 and MySQL databases and present the data within a single API response.
Protecting Your APIs with Role-based Access Controls
DreamFactory's role-based access controls make it a snap to tightly restrict API access. Using the point-and-click interface you can create read-only APIs, isolate access to a specific set of endpoints, and much more.
Generating REST APIs for Microsoft SQL Server
Watch how the DreamFactory API Platform automatically generates REST APIs for MS SQL Server and gets your backend sorted quickly and easily.
Converting SOAP Services to REST
This video will walk you through just how easy and fast it is to convert SOAP to REST with DreamFactory's API platform.
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DreamFactory Platform & Installer FAQs
API management software helps you manage your custom APIs, but you have to build REST APIs yourself. DreamFactory, on the other hand, is a transactional run-time server for client applications that
1) automatically generates REST APIs for you,
2) enables you to customize API behavior with server-side scripts
3) manages all the backend security for those APIs
4) returns JSON / XML from REST API calls at runtime.
Since DreamFactory is self-hosted software, we require a call with an engineer to discuss licensing, installation, and pricing. This will ensure you have all the information needed to be successful.
If you are not ready for a call, we recommend you try our hosted trial. It's a limited version of the product, but it will give you a taste of how our automatic API generation, role-based access, and documentation works
Start in our documentation, but if you don't see your answer, please ask a question in the intercom chat bubble or schedule a call with our support team.
Yes, we have a detailed White Paper breaking down how Dreamfactory scales with performance benchmarks. Here is another White Paper specific to scaling microservices.
Yes! DreamFactory offers a robust scripting engine with support for PHP, Python, and NodeJS to fully customize your APIs.
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