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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
Apinizer API Creator Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MsSQL, IBM DB2, SAP Sybase ASE, Apache Impala, Apache Hive REST Java Proprietary (SaaS) n/a Generates OpenAPI Specifications.
ArangoDB ArangoDB REST C++ Apache 2.0 12741 ★; 49517 commits, latest 2022-12-20 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
CouchDB CouchDB REST Erlang Apache 2.0 5534 ★; 12970 commits, latest 2022-12-20 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
Crux Crux REST Clojure MIT 2072 ★; 7325 commits, latest 2022-12-05 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
Datasette SQLite 3 REST Python 3 Apache 2.0 6766 ★; 2318 commits, latest 2022-12-18 Read-only. Official Docker image.
Dgraph Dgraph GraphQL (since version 2.0.0-rc1) Go Apache 2.0 18771 ★; 5799 commits, latest 2022-12-17 A database with a built-in GraphQL API. Official Docker image.
DreamFactory MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, CouchDB, and others. REST PHP 5 Apache 2.0, proprietary (optional extras) 1321 ★; 1041 commits, latest 2022-07-28 Official Docker image.
EJDB2 EJDB2 REST C MIT 1352 ★; 2800 commits, latest 2022-12-07 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
Eve MongoDB; extensions for Elasticsearch, Neo4j, SQLAlchemy (SQL databases). REST Python 2/3 BSD (three-clause) 6567 ★; 3375 commits, latest 2022-11-10 The SQLAlchemy extension isn't automatic. It requires the user to write SQLAlchemy mappings.
Hasura GraphQL Engine PostgreSQL GraphQL Haskell Apache 2.0 28857 ★; 5924 commits, latest 2022-12-20 Official Docker image.
HTSQL MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite (free); Oracle, MS SQL (proprietary) REST Python 3 Apache 2.0, proprietary (Oracle and MS SQL support) 16 ★; 1235 commits, latest 2020-08-11
neo4j-graphql Neo4j GraphQL Kotlin Apache 2.0 445 ★; 164 commits, latest 2020-10-22 Can generate a GraphQL API from an existing database or derive a new database model from a GraphQL schema and auto-generate the resolvers.
NocoDB MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQLite REST JavaScript (Node.js) MIT 33074 ★; 10224 commits, latest 2022-12-20 Official Docker image.
OrientDB OrientDB REST Java Apache 2.0 4533 ★; 21263 commits, latest 2022-12-19 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
PHP-CRUD-API MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server. REST PHP 7 MIT 3217 ★; 2054 commits, latest 2022-12-02 Supports GIS + automatic OpenAPI 3.0 docs.
PostGraphile PostgreSQL GraphQL TypeScript (Node.js) MIT 11694 ★; 1381 commits, latest 2022-12-19 Formerly "PostGraphQL", Official Docker image.
PostgREST PostgreSQL REST Haskell MIT 19622 ★; 2357 commits, latest 2022-12-20 Official Docker image.
pREST PostgreSQL REST Go MIT 3463 ★; 1803 commits, latest 2022-12-17 Official Docker image.
pRESTige MySQL REST PHP MIT 89 ★; 1081 commits, latest 2022-07-13
RESTHeart MongoDB REST Java GNU AGPLv3 743 ★; 3987 commits, latest 2022-12-20 Official Docker image.
restSQL MySQL, PostgreSQL REST Java MIT 132 ★; 54 commits, latest 2018-10-18 Official Docker image.
sandman2 All supported by SQLAlchemy (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, MS SQL, and others). REST Python 2/3 Apache 2.0 1901 ★; 250 commits, latest 2020-12-21 Official Docker image.
Siodb Siodb REST C++, Go GNU AGPLv3 43 ★; 277 commits, latest 2021-10-11 A database with a built-in REST API. Official Docker image.
subZero PostgreSQL REST and GraphQL Haskell, Lua Proprietary n/a
tuql SQLite 3 or SQL infile GraphQL JavaScript (Node.js) MIT 699 ★; 72 commits, latest 2021-06-06
Webdis Redis REST C BSD (two-clause) 2619 ★; 615 commits, latest 2022-07-24 Supports pub/sub with chunked transfer encoding and WebSockets.
ZenQuery PostgreSQL, MySQL, IBM Db2, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and others REST Java Apache 2.0 60 ★; 283 commits, latest 2018-10-16 Read-only.

GitHub stats updated 2022-12-21. The commit count and the latest commit date are for the default branch (usually master).

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