In addition to the standard subgraph development experience, Goldsky offers numerous developer experience improvements. Specifically:
Webhooks: Enable efficient, instant, push-based communication and eliminate the need for API polling or manual data retrieval. This enables realtime notifications, data synchronization, and numerous other use cases.
Instant subgraphs: Index contract data without a single line of code, allowing developers to explore contracts with ease, and for non-technical users to work with blockchains more easily.
Tags: A ground-up rethink of subgraph endpoint management that allows you to seamlessly update your front-end interfaces with zero downtime or stale data.
Goldsky proxies all data ingestion through an advanced load balancer with over 20+ RPC endpoints and automatically priorities between them based on latency, time of day, historical responsiveness, and more. This means that Goldsky indexes data more quickly, and with greater uptime reliability than the alternatives.
On a dedicated indexing instance, Goldsky offers the ability to add custom RPC endpoints for any EVM-compatible chain with no downtime. This allows you to work with custom or private blockchains seamlessly.
Goldsky helps integrate Subgraph data into your broader infrastructure via Mirror, providing a level of flexibility and control that is not possible via API-based solutions. This unlocks more granular data integration, enabling advanced use cases such as multi-chain subgraphs.
By replicating data into your own database, you can co-locate it alongside your other app data (product, customer, and any off-chain data). This eliminates the need for brittle scraping and polling scripts, and simplifies your front-end queries.
Mirror workers are parallelizable, enabling unrivaled performance and throughput. This means that working with large-scale datasets (eg. full chain replication) is the work of minutes and hours instead of days and weeks, allowing for faster iteration.
With no token-based payments, your team no longer needs to worry about fluctuating service costs and operate a token trading desk to pay your service providers. In additions, Goldsky doesn’t charge any per-query fees, making our costs and their rate of change highly predictable.
Goldsky offers 24/7 on-call support and has a team of engineering staff available to assist with debugging, issue resolution, and proactive management.