Instant REST+GraphQL APIs for any SQL database, built-in auth, access control, caching, and automation. All completely open-source and 100% TypeScript.
Directus introspects your SQL database, instantly giving you a connectivity toolkit for fetching and managing your database and its content.
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1 active Rolling Hills landscape 420 true
2 active Pineapple Baby random 483 true
3 draft Headphones Alt products 23 false
4 review Pink Crystals random 311 true
5 active Avocado Toast food 1038 true
6 active Beach Chair products 459 true
7 draft Two Windows landscape 460 false
8 active Lolipops Galore food 1039 false
9 active Beautiful Bunny animals 1738 true
// GET /items/products/4
"title": "Pink Crystals",
Directus completely conforms to your tech stack, with support for any SQL database vendor and schema, REST and GraphQL APIs, all auth providers, and any file storage.
Directus adds a connectivity layer for querying your database, without changing its architecture or removing access to run pure SQL queries.
"title": "Pink Crystals",
Getting original assets, generating transformations, or optimizing media quality is as easy as requesting what you want via a URL.
Generate cropped or contained thumbnails simply by requesting them via our Asset Engine's URL-API.
Directus includes all the core capabilities you need to build amazing data-driven projects faster and more efficiently, and is completely extensible so you never hit a feature ceiling.
We believe in the true spirit of open-source, never paywalling core features for profit. From corporate applications to hobby projects, our permissive license keeps you in control.starStar our GitHub repository
Our unopinionated platform works with any tech stack. Get started with these popular developer guides, or build within any other framework.
“We had departments using many different CMS. They ranged from extremely expensive to open-source projects. Directus has proven to be better than all the others.”
In addition to our perfect rating on G2, Directus was also awarded six major accolades for the Summer 2022 quarter. These include High Performer, Easiest to Use, Best ROI, Most Likely to Recommend, and more.
“Directus is a powerful tool offering a lot of flexibility. The back office is very intuitive and it’s possible to do many things. The tool can be used in open source and very customizable, Directus allowed us to develop websites using our favorite framework: next.js.”
“Directus is quite impressive about the potentials it have from a business point of view. The software is easy to configure and the community is very active continously improving the available functionalities and solving known issues”
“Directus cloud takes the amazing product the team has built and pushes it one step further. It's probably the least restrictive web-based data management system you'll find, and being able to run up an instance in a matter of minutes makes things so much easier when you just need to test something small.”
“It started with the ease of "just quickly set up a project" for small projects, but we soon discovered that so much more was possible! We replaced a lot of our Laravel/Nova projects without writing additional extensions, if we do need custom logic it’s super easy.”
“I never experienced any smoother experience setting up any content management system (including the old guys like WordPress or Drupal). From a product and/or IT lead perspective, it brings you so much power for so many use cases - without a huge price tag or complexity.”
“Directus enabled us to make our own choices and set the YIA website up in the right way, whereas other more opinionated situations prohibit that freedom of choice.”
“Directus is open-source and provides an easy-to-use interface that allows me and my users to navigate the system to update data and content. The Rest API is well-documented making integration into any system very easy! I love being able to set up a new project in minutes rather than hours.”
“Tripadvisor is using Directus to bring our products, data and content closer together. This will allow our users to plan and experience travel in new and innovative ways.”
“Directus unifies our data coming in from across the country, adding value, and redistributing the consolidated data back out to stakeholders with its built-in API. Directus also acts as a validation and improvement tool, allowing non-technical staff to manually verify or flag issues with generated data connections.”
With over 22 million downloads, Directus is the world's first Open Data Platform for instantly turning any SQL database into an API and beautiful no-code app.