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Hygraph Vs. Contentstack

Explore Hygraph as a Contentstack alternative

#Why Hygraph is a better alternative to Contentstack?

Both Hygraph and Contentstack offer a variety of features for content teams, but Contentstack falls short in being a popular choice for developers.

This is because Contentstack lacks numerous capabilities when it comes to GraphQL and performance. For example, Contentstack offers no GraphQL mutations API or GraphQL management API, and developers have to use the REST alternatives, which also have their limitations (e.g., limit of 10 entries per batch mutation). Contentstack also lacks an integrated API explorer, type safety and auto-generated documentation.

The lack of GraphQL features and content federation, makes Contentstack a popular choice for typical legacy cases quite well, for example, marketing pages. But it is not flexible for more innovative cases especially end-user facing tools requiring user-generated content.

#Challenges you are likely to face with Contentstack

You are likely to face these challenges when using Contentstack:

  • It only offers a GraphQL API for content delivery. Moreover, it does not offer a high-performance read-only API endpoint with advanced caching solutions.
  • It does not offer a GraphQL mutations API. Mutations would instead have to be made through the content management REST API. That too, has a limit of up to 10 entries at a time.
  • It does not allow you to connect to any third-party API.
  • It does not offer an integrated API explorer, type safety and auto-generated documentation.
  • It lacks detailed permissions for API tokens.
  • It lacks depth for certain content management and modeling capabilities. For example, it doesn't offer two-way references, no ability to hide fields from the UI (make them API-only), no scheduling of content as part of a release, etc.

On the other hand, Hygraph offers the capabilities to solve all of these challenges. Sign up for a free developer account to experience the difference.

#API and Core Features

Cloud Hosted (SaaS)
Custom Regions
GraphQL Content API
GraphQL Management API
GraphQL Mutations
Public API
Public API Permissions
API Playground
Management API Permissions
Frontend Agnostic
GraphQL Content API
GraphQL Management API
GraphQL Mutations
GraphQL Native
Image Delivery and Transformation API
Migration Tools
Simple User Permissions
Granular User Permissions
On premises hosting / Self
Open Source
Permanent Auth Tokens
Global CDN
Advanced Cache Invalidation
Environment Management (Master, Sandbox, etc.)
Connect to a Third-Party REST API
Connect to a Third-Party GraphQL API

Learn more about Hygraph's core features.

#Content Modelling

Schema Builder
Field Validations
Flexible Content Modelling
Localisation (i18n)
Required Fields
Hide Fields from UI (API Only Fields)
Saved Queries
Searchable Content
Sortable Relations
Unique Fields

#Editorial features and content management

Batch Overwrites
Batch Operations (Editing)
Batch Operations (Publish/Unpublish)
Batch Operations (Delete)
Content Type: Asset Picker
Content Type: Booleans (Checkbox)
Content Type: Color
Content Type: Date and Time
Content Type: Enumeration (Dropdown)
Content Type: Float (Decimals)
Content Type: Integers (Numbers)
Content Type: JSON Editor
Content Type: Map
Content Type: Markdown
Content Type: Multi-Line Text
Content Type: References
Content Type: Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG)
Content Type: Single Line Text
Custom Metadata
Custom Roles
Custom Stages
Global Content CDN
GraphQL Unions (Polymorphic Relations)
Image Editor
Multiple Environments
Project Cloning
Rich Editing Interface
SEO Friendly
Static Site Generator Friendly

Explore all of Hygraph's capabilities on our features page and docs.

#Digital asset management

Asset Transformations
Assets from Facebook
Assets from Google Drive
Assets from Instagram
Assets from Search
Assets from System
Assets from URL
Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Global Asset CDN
SEO Optimized Asset Management

#Community and Resources

Examples : Blog
Examples : Gatsby
Examples : Gridsome
Examples : NextJS
Examples : NuxtJS
Examples : ReactJS
Examples : Sapper
Examples : Svelte
Examples : Union TypesModular Blocks
Examples : VueJS
Reference App : eCommerce
Reference App : Events and Conferences
Reference App : Marketing Website
Reference App : Podcasts
Reference App : Travel & Hospitality

Explore more references on our GitHub profile, or view examples created with Hygraph and popular frameworks like Gatsby, NextJS, Svelte, Gridsome, and Vue, amongst others.

#Plans and Pricing

Additional API Operations1,000,000/month 10c/10,000 On topUnknown
Additional Asset Traffic500GB/month 10c/1GB On top Unknown
Content Entries10,000-unlimitedUnknown
Custom Pricing
Enterprise Plans
Free forever community plan
Free trial for Premium features
Monthly and Annual Plans
Plans in EUR
Plans in USD
Pricing ByProjectProject
Self Service Plans

Get started with a free forever developer plan or explore our other pricing options to accommodate your scaling needs.

#Security, Compliance, and Support

24/7 Infrastructure Monitoring
Advanced Firewall RulesNA
Audit Logs
Choice of data center
Community Support
Customer Success
Dedicated Infrastructure
Email Support
Encryption at rest
Encryption in transit
GDPR Compliant Infrastructure
Hosted in Europe
Implementation Partner Network
Login with Github
Login with Socials
Onboarding and Architecture Support
Onsite Chat
Project Backups
Public Slack Channel
SLA Performance
SLA Support
Solution Architects
SSO Support
User Management

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