A list of software that turns your database into a REST/GraphQL API
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The following is a list of tools that automatically expose a REST, GraphQL, or another kind of API for your database, as well as databases with a built-in HTTP API.

Project name/link Database(s) supported API type Implementation language License GitHub stats Notes
ArangoDB ArangoDB REST C++ Apache 2.0 5964 ★; 42787 commits, latest 2018-07-16 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
CouchDB CouchDB REST Erlang Apache 2.0 3732 ★; 11191 commits, latest 2018-07-16 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
Datasette SQLite 3 REST Python 3 Apache 2.0 1665 ★; 515 commits, latest 2018-07-16 Read-only. Official Docker image.
Dgraph Dgraph GraphQL+-, a GraphQL derivative Go Apache 2.0 with a "no selling" restriction 5933 ★; 2464 commits, latest 2018-07-14 A database with a built-in GraphQL-like API. Official Docker image.
DreamFactory MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, CouchDB, and others. REST PHP 5 Apache 2.0, proprietary (optional extras) 812 ★; 800 commits, latest 2018-02-25 Official Docker image.
Eve MongoDB; extensions for Elasticsearch, Neo4j, SQLAlchemy (SQL databases). REST Python 2/3 BSD (three-clause) 5096 ★; 2869 commits, latest 2018-07-15 The SQLAlchemy extension isn't automatic. It requires the user to write SQLAlchemy mappings.
Hasura GraphQL Engine PostgreSQL GraphQL Haskell GNU AGPLv3 1325 ★; 92 commits, latest 2018-07-16 Official Docker image.
HTSQL MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite (free); Oracle, MS SQL (proprietary) REST Python 2 GNU AGPLv3, proprietary (Oracle and MS SQL support) n/a
neo4j-graphql Neo4j GraphQL Kotlin Apache 2.0 218 ★; 130 commits, latest 2018-06-16 Can generate a GraphQL API from an existing database or derive a new database model from a GraphQL schema and auto-generate the resolvers.
OrientDB OrientDB REST Java Apache 2.0 3554 ★; 17017 commits, latest 2018-07-13 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
PHP-CRUD-API MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server 2012. Limited support for SQLite 3. REST PHP 5 MIT 1565 ★; 1045 commits, latest 2018-05-19
PostGraphile PostgreSQL GraphQL TypeScript (Node.js) MIT 5527 ★; 918 commits, latest 2018-07-14 Formerly "PostGraphQL". Official Docker image.
PostgREST PostgreSQL REST Haskell MIT 11044 ★; 1400 commits, latest 2018-06-22 Official Docker image.
pREST PostgreSQL REST Go MIT 1748 ★; 432 commits, latest 2018-07-10 Official Docker image.
RESTHeart MongoDB REST Java GNU AGPLv3 482 ★; 1478 commits, latest 2018-07-13 Official Docker image.
sandman2 All supported by SQLAlchemy (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, MS SQL, and others). REST Python 2/3 Apache 2.0 795 ★; 136 commits, latest 2018-05-27
subZero PostgreSQL REST and GraphQL Haskell, Lua Proprietary n/a
tuql SQLite 3 or SQL infile GraphQL JavaScript (Node.js) MIT 269 ★; 52 commits, latest 2018-02-16
xmysql MySQL REST JavaScript (Node.js) MIT 3087 ★; 239 commits, latest 2018-07-15 Official Docker image.
ZenQuery PostgreSQL, MySQL, IBM Db2, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and others REST Java (JavaScript for the front-end) Apache 2.0 33 ★; 282 commits, latest 2017-01-31 Read-only.

GitHub stats updated 2018-07-17. The commit count and the latest commit date are for the default branch (usually master).

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