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Database API — Unified Database query interface using REST APIs.

Why Data Democratization?

In today’s interconnected world, data is the heart of any organization. Managing data in a seamless, efficient, and secure manner is paramount for business success. Yet, one major challenge persists — how do we share data across multiple platforms, especially when different databases are involved? The answer lies in Database APIs. In this blog post, let’s see how a unified database query interface can revolutionize your data management, all through REST APIs. Plus, we’ll introduce you to Data Insider — A DataByte product, our No-Code solution to all your data sharing needs.
Data democratization refers to the continual effort to equip all members of an organization with the ability to interact with data, regardless of their technical expertise. This enables individuals to discuss data confidently, make decisions rooted in data analysis, and create customer experiences that are data-driven.

The Need for a Unified Database Query Interface

Imagine a business that uses MySQL for order management, MongoDB for customer interactions, and Redis for real-time analytics. Sharing data among these systems becomes a developer’s nightmare due to different query languages, data structures, and protocols. That’s where a unified database query interface comes into play. By providing a standardized way of querying multiple databases, businesses can save time, reduce errors, and enhance data availability.

The Power of REST APIs in Data Accessibility

REST APIs are the most preferred choice for data accessibility because they enable different systems to communicate over HTTP/HTTPS through standard CRUD operations – Create, Read, Update, Delete. This standardization makes REST APIs an ideal tool for creating a unified query interface for databases.

Introducing Data Insider (Product of DataByte): Designed with the Enterprise in Mind.

It’s built with the complexities and necessities of enterprise-level operations in mind. Let’s look into some of the features that make DataInsider highly suitable for enterprises:

Enterprise-Ready API Gateway:

DataInsider comes with an inbuilt API Gateway, catering to all enterprise API security and throttling use cases. With DataInsider, you get:

  • Secure Data Transmission: Use TLS-based API access to ensure the data is secure in transit
  • Built-in Authorization/authentication: Built-in API GW integrated with KeyCloak(identity management tool) to ensure all supported authentication/authorization like Token-based, OAuth-based, or Basic Authorization.
  • API Throttling: Control the rate at which the API is accessed, allowing for improved performance and security.

Cloud-Native and Kubernetes-Ready

DataInsider is designed as a cloud-native solution that can be effortlessly deployed on any Kubernetes-based environment. This provides organizations with the flexibility and scalability they need to manage data effectively in a Unified cloud.

Inbuilt Observability

One of DataInsider’s most compelling features is its robust inbuilt observability, designed to offer businesses actionable insights into their API usage. This isn’t just about collecting data; it’s about turning that data into meaningful knowledge. Here are some of the core aspects:

  • Real-Time Monitoring: Keep an eye on API usage as it happens. Real-time metrics allow you to promptly identify any bottlenecks or anomalies.
  • Most and Least Used APIs: Get insights into which APIs are being used most frequently and which are underutilized. This information can guide optimization and future development.
  • Custom Alerts: Set up custom alerts for specific events or thresholds. This enables proactive management, letting you resolve issues before they escalate.
  • Usage Trends Over Time: Track API use over various time frames — be it days, weeks, or months — to identify trends or irregularities that might necessitate adjustments.
  • User Behavior Analytics: Understand who is using your APIs and how. This can help tailor your API offerings to better meet the needs of different departments or external partners.

API Versioning:

Enterprises evolve, and so do their data management needs. API versioning ensures that your operations aren’t disrupted whenever there are updates or changes.

With built-in support for API versioning, DataInsider allows for smooth transitions between different versions of an API, ensuring continuity and reducing the risk of operational disruptions.

Approval Cycle:

Given the sensitivity and importance of data, a rigorous approval process is often necessary to ensure data integrity and security.

Each API in DataInsider goes through a multi-level approval cycle, guaranteeing that the APIs are thoroughly validated before they become operational. This adds an extra layer of security and reliability.

Paginated Response:

Large datasets can be cumbersome to manage and may lead to slow load times, affecting user experience.

DataInsider’s support for paginated responses makes it easier to handle large sets of data. When an API call retrieves multiple rows, the response is automatically paginated, making it more manageable and user-friendly.


  • Rich Database support: From MySQL, MongoDB to Redis, No SQL databases, DataInsider offers robust database compatibility to cater Enterprises use cases.
  • No-Code interface: DataInsider’s user-friendly, intuitive user interface enables even non-technical users to configure and manage APIs.
  • Distributed query engine: DataInsider features an inbuilt distributed query engine, offering performance-granted queries over databases.
  • Static Queries: For operations that don’t require change or when you need to repeatedly extract the same data set and are particularly useful for generating reports, dashboards, or any other application where the query remains constant.
  • Dynamic Queries: When data requirements are variable or need to pass the dynamic conditions to query, DataInsider’s support for dynamic queries comes in handy.

How DataInsider Works ?: Simplified, Secure, and Scalable

Connect Your Database

Once your database is connected, you can move on to the API and query configurations:

  • Defining Queries: DataInsider’s intuitive interface allows you to define queries directly on your data source, ensuring you pull exactly the data you need.
  • API Parameters: Customize additional API settings, including rate limits, request types, and more, to ensure that the API behaves exactly as you need it to.

Expose API Securely

  • Automated API Onboarding: As soon as you’re satisfied with your configurations, DataInsider automatically onboards your API onto its built-in API Gateway.
  • Authentication and Authorization: Advanced security features ensure only authorized users can access your API. Choose between Token-based, OAuth-based, or Basic Authorization methods.
  • Secure Sharing: Your API details are then securely shared with your designated partners, complete with all the authentication and authorization protocols in place.


DataInsider offers an enterprise-ready, high-performance, and observant No-Code solution for managing data through a unified database query interface using REST APIs. With added features like an integrated Keycloak-supported API Gateway, a distributed query engine, and inbuilt observability, it stands out as a comprehensive solution for modern enterprises.

Ready to Unlock the Power of Your Data?

Data challenges shouldn’t be a roadblock in your organization’s journey to success. With DataInsider’s extensive capabilities, from its versatile query support to robust inbuilt observability, you can turn your data into your most valuable asset.

Don’t get left behind in the data-driven world.

  • For Enterprises: Looking to scale your operations and capitalize on real-time analytics? Reach out to us for a personalized demo tailored to your enterprise needs.
  • For Small Businesses: Interested in a more streamlined solution for your growing business? Request a free trial and experience firsthand how DataInsider can elevate your data management.

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