Hasura, Benagluru and San Francisco based developer tools startup, has raised a $1.6 million seed round investment as per their release.
Hasura is essentially betting big on Kubernetres, which is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications that was originally designed by Google and now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
“We plan to use these funds to accelerate product development to make sure our offerings continue to remain on the cutting edge, and to strengthen our marketing and developer relations teams.” – Rajoshi Ghosh, COO, Hasura
Why invest in Hasura?
“Kubernetes is going to change the way applications are being built and redefine DevOps boundaries and tooling. The Hasura team has been operating some of the world’s largest Kubernetes clusters and has been the first to create the necessary tooling for developers. Using Hasura’s platform, developers can now create cloud-native, portable and “elastic” applications within a few minutes without knowing anything about Kubernetes in the beginning!” explained Sameer Brij Verma, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners. Gree ventures is a co-investor along with Nexus.
The Hasura platform gives developers an extremely high-performance data layer (GraphQL and JSON), API gateway with authentication middleware, and GitOps automation, as explained in their press release. Hasura also provisions Kubernetes clusters on different cloud-vendors in a single command for developers and allows complete porting of a application from one cloud-vendor to another automatically.
Interestingly, Hasura recently open-sourced a portion of their work in this space, Gitkube, a standalone Kubernetes component that allows developers to git push to deploy on their Kubernetes cluster.