|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Friday, 27 May 2016|
The team behind RethinkDB has released Horizon, an open source backend that you can use to build and scale realtime web apps.
Horizon includes a backend server built with Node.js and RethinkDB that supports data persistence, realtime streams, input validation, user authentication, and permissions.
According to a post about Horizon on the RethinkDB blog:
"the Horizon server is a complete backend that developers can use to power their applications. It’s great for rapid prototyping: simply run the Horizon server from the command-line and develop your frontend user experience with the Horizon client library. Frontend developers can use Horizon to create full applications without writing any backend code."
Alongside the open-source Horizon backend, the developers are also building a cloud management service for deploying, managing, and scaling Horizon applications. Horizon Cloud manages the Horizon backend and the underlying RethinkDB database, scaling them up and down automatically as needed to accommodate demand. The managed service also has support for backup and restore, no-downtime version updates, and monitoring. Horizon Cloud is currently in private beta, but more details (including presumably the pricing model) will be made available 'soon'.
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|Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 May 2016 )|