In the world of data storage, organization is essential – and one of the easiest ways to organize data is by creating relationships between data points. This is the basis of the relational database, which organizes data in predefined relationships where data is stored in tables of columns and rows (In Directus, these tables are called Collections). This structure makes it easy to understand how the various data collections relate to each other.
The round, led by True Ventures, comes after a breakout year for Directus as developers and business users alike turn to its open data platform to power digital experiences at scale.
Directus Flows enables data from multiple sources to flow seamlessly based on triggers and conditions that you define, making it fast and easy to implement custom event-driven data processing and workflow automation. Flows is a valuable tool, because it helps to eliminate manual tasks that can slow you down as you develop your innovative digital experiences with the Directus platform.
Collaboration inspires innovation – and when two market leaders come together, a powerful combination of best-of-breed tools can provide big benefits to end users.
Based in Paris, Web Vision 360 is a private creative agency founded in 2016 by Anna Golovkova and Kiril Gorbatenko, two Ukrainian natives with a passion for design. The agency provides a variety of creative services to large and small organizations across many industries, including UI/UX design, Google Ads, video production and social media.
Directus enables technical and non-technical users to easily browse, visualize and manage data. Browsing is accomplished with Layouts, and Directus Insights provides an efficient way to visualize data. While browsing and visualizing data is certainly helpful, more than likely, you’ll also want to do something with the data, for example, create, update and delete it. The Directus API allows you to do that programmatically, but to truly democratize the data for business users, simple, intuitive, no-code ways of managing and working with data are necessary.
Play the Dragon Ball Super Card game? Then you should check out DeckPlanet, a high-performance one-stop platform built from the ground up to support players, local shops, and anyone interested in this popular game. The platform provides gamers with a user-friendly deckbuilding tool, along with information, tips, and tricks to help them optimize gameplay.
The Insights Module in Directus allows you to rapidly build a no-code analytics dashboard and set up key data metrics in just minutes. Each dashboard starts with a blank drag-and-drop canvas where you can add and organize different Panels, like Labels, Lists, Metrics, and Time Series, to quickly and easily build out customized insights. The Directus Insights Module can be extended, customized, and modified for teams that require highly advanced and specialized analytics.
REST and GraphQL are two terms Directus throws around a lot – and there’s a good reason for that. As a completely open-source and unopinionated platform, we strive to accommodate many various datastores and flexible ways to interact with the data within. Depending on your business or project requirements, you will lean toward using either REST or GraphQL, so we designed our API to be able to accommodate both options.
At Directus, we’re dedicated to developing solutions that democratize data across the enterprise by enabling technical and non-technical users alike to browse, manage, visualize and connect to data easily. To that end, a key feature in our Core product – Layouts – provides the easiest, most efficient way to browse any collection of data, whether text, media, geospatial or temporal.
Data analytics and business intelligence are big buzzwords in today’s workplace, and the 2nd highest business function priority for IT leaders. With access to more data than ever, businesses can leverage analytics for a number of use cases, such as personalizing and optimizing the customer experience, streamlining operations, enhancing security, mitigating risk and accelerating business decisions. According to Finances online, 63% of companies say that improved efficiency is the top benefit of data analytics, while 57% say efficiency and more effective decision-making are key drivers.
When you’re creating a data-driven project, such as a digital experience, internal tool or SaaS app, flexibility and control are essential. Directus strives to provide maximum flexibility through its various configuration options, but nowhere is that more crucial than within our open-ended users permissions for controlling data access.
In today’s data-driven business environment, enterprise tools and apps are an essential part of daily operations. They help employees collect, understand and share company data to streamline and simplify processes, reduce costs, and enhance collaboration and communication between business units, partners and customers. They can be small mobile apps or large-scale enterprise systems, and the typical organization has around 254 applications – some off-the-shelf and some proprietary.
Data is the life-blood of any digital project – and the Directus Open Data Platform is all about democratizing data so that you can access and use it to create amazing digital experiences, internal apps, and SaaS offerings. But with data being generated from various sources at unprecedented rates, automating data workflows is essential to eliminating manual tasks that can slow you down and inhibit innovation.
Running a successful digital agency is no easy task. You serve multiple customers at a time – each relying on you to build an engaging experience on top of a performant and stable backend infrastructure. To accomplish this, you must hire people with broad technical and creative expertise, and have the right developer tools on-hand to tackle any type of digital project – because you never know what type of deliverable a client will request.
Today’s brands are increasingly global, and to maintain a strong global presence, localization must be prioritized. By localizing your digital presence – be it a website, a SaaS or an app – you can reach a wider audience and boost your SEO around the world to gain a competitive edge.
Founded in 2004, Cucumber is based in New Zealand that uses technology and innovation to solve complex real-world problems of all kinds for customers, with solutions that drive efficiency, sustainability and productivity. The company works across government (from local to central), research, and national and multinational enterprises.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is now commonplace in the enterprise – 99% of companies use at least one SaaS app, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees use more than 150. According to Garnter, the global SaaS industry is worth about $172 billion, and its annual growth rate is projected to surpass 17% in 2022.
Democratizing data company-wide is a goal for any modern enterprise, but many struggle to find a way to unlock their data. In the past, intuitive solutions for all users with varying technical skill levels were lacking, but thanks to Directus, democratizing data across your business for anyone to connect, manage and visualize data is easier than you may think. Directus seamlessly layers on top of any new or existing database, democratizing access to the data through a robust set of tools. Your data stays exactly as it was – no vendor lock-in, no migration. The API and a no-code application enable users – from engineers to non-technical business users – to quickly connect, manage and visualize data, to make informed business decisions.
Thumbsmith Uses Directus to Power Dynamic Creation of Customized Link Previews Thumbsmith is an innovative SaaS app that enables developers to display customized link preview images – instead of generic ones – along with relevant information when they share links to content across platforms. The link preview thumbnails are dynamically generated based on customizable templates that Thumbsmith users can create in just a few clicks.
Senior editor and writer of ActualTech, Keith Ward, recently interviewed Ben Haynes, Founder, and CEO of Directus, for his Spotlight Series. Ben provided some background and insight about the revolutionary new Open Data Platform, Directus, the first of its kind.
Data is the foundation of any digital project – whether internal or external – but there is a lot that needs to be in place before you can connect that data to your application. First, you need a robust physical infrastructure, including the database, file storage, serverless autoscaling, and global content delivery. You also need properly documented middleware to handle authentication, access control, API connectivity, integration hooks, alerting, transactional email – the list goes on.
Held in Edinburgh and Burmingham, England, “Polinations” is a celebration of the diversity in culture and identy, and an opportunity to contemplate the complex histories around the migration, identity and culture of people in the UK. At the event, attendees explore and learn about indigenous trees and plants, listen to music and hear from expert speakers. It’s a carnival, Pride festival and celebration of life, all rolled into one.
You read that right! We’ve announced general availability for our new Community Cloud, and it’s completely free – forever – with no quota limits on usage.
Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Enamic provides custom software support and development skills for a variety of digital projects to customers of all sizes. Their services range from building out digital infrastructure, web experiences and mobile apps, designing friendly UI/UX, or handling the backend development and maintenance for any project. According to Wayne Eldridge, Founder of Enamic, the sky’s the limit. “We’re all about building and innovating according to customers’ needs, whether that means updating and customizing an existing system, creating something from scratch, or anything in-between,” he said.
Directus Cloud is a tiered offering built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which features a proven backend infrastructure, lightning-fast performance, an intuitive dashboard, and a growing number of cloud-exclusive extensions. In this blog post, we’ll review our Cloud offerings and take an in-depth look at how our self-service, usage-based pricing model for Standard Cloud can save you money while delivering exceptional flexibility and scale for your next project.
In recent years, organizations have begun to shift away from using the monolithic systems that became popular in the early 2000s and are instead adopting headless CMS offerings. Today’s audiences don't just consume content on websites – they use an array of devices and channels to access content. Brands must be prepared to provide high-quality omnichannel digital experiences across a growing number of form factors – from apps and kiosks, to voice assistants, VR headsets, and digital signage. Headless CMS provides a better, more efficient, and secure way to manage and democratize content across devices and channels.
In a recent interview, Ben Haynes, Founder and CEO of Directus, provided some insight into how Directus evolved from a small headless CMS project to an Open Data Platform that democratizes data across organizations, powering data-driven apps and experiences that deliver rapid time to value.
Delivered as a Tiered Cloud Service on AWS, Directus Cloud Enables Users to Get Up and Running in Seconds and Experience Unprecedented Speed, Performance, Flexibility
We just announced general availability for Directus Cloud, a tiered cloud service that enables you to get up and running in seconds with our revolutionary Open Data Platform.
Data is everywhere – and there’s more of it than ever. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created, and by 2025, that number is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally. By 2025, 200+ zettabytes of data will be stored in the cloud. The numbers are staggering!
Exciting things are happening at Directus — not the least of which is the topic of this blog post: our Website redesign! But wait! Before you chalk this up to a marketing ploy, we’d like to explain why we tackled the task of redesigning our website, and why you’ll love the changes we’ve made, including **new usage-based pricing.**
In this blog post, Directus Founder and CEO, Ben Haynes, explains the significance of the Directus 9 release, describes its key features, and provides insights into his company’s vision for the future of data management.
Davide Mauri, senior program manager of Azure SQL, and Rijk van Zanten, CTO and Co-Founder of @Directus, share insight on how to get up and running with Directus, and explain how to host Directus itself on Azure App Service.
For 17 years, Directus has been building momentum in the developer community, making it easier for developers to get up and running quickly with a flexible and performant solution for building data-driven business applications.
Our Key Contributors Program formally recognizes and rewards passionate individuals that stand out amongst the vast Directus community. This invite-only initiative is offered to those that provide ongoing, meaningful contributions to our ecosystem.
Directus 9 is finally here, and it’s the biggest update we’ve released in the past 15 years. This article will describe what changed in this new version, and give some insight into the reasoning behind our more far-reaching decisions.
After completely overhauling Directus itself, we thought it only appropriate to do the same for our website. This new site is quite a bit more colorful and friendly — we hope you like it!
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