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Hygraph Vs. DatoCMS

Explore Hygraph as a DatoCMS alternative

#Why Hygraph is a better alternative to DatoCMS?

DatoCMS is a popular choice serving typical legacy cases quite well – ex. marketing pages. It is not flexible for more innovative cases – especially end-user facing tools requiring user-generated content.

For starters, it offers a GraphQL API for content delivery only, and no GraphQL API for mutations. It doesn’t allow you to connect to any third-party API to source content.

In terms of content management, DatoCMS lacks a detailed user permissions system, which is required by large-scale teams. It does not offer collaborative features, and does not offer batch editing of content through the UI.

Lastly, DatoCMS does not allow you to choose your datacenter location; an important capability needed by enterprises for compliance or performance purposes.

#Challenges you are likely to face with DatoCMS

You are likely to face these challenges when using DatoCMS:

  • It only offers a GraphQL API for content delivery, and no GraphQL API for, content management or mutations.
  • It does not offer advanced caching solutions.
  • There are no other options to choose from and this is a challenge if you are looking to host in your own region.
  • It does not allow you to connect to any third-party API.
  • It only offers conditions for models, but you can't define detailed permissions. For instance, you can allow a user to access “blogs”, but can’t add a condition (e.g., { "author": "John" }), or define stages or locales.
  • It does not allow content editors to add comments to content entries.
  • It lacks depth when it comes to certain content management capabilities. For instance, DatoCMS doesn’t offer batch editing, in-line or block embedding of content, the ability to add fields to default asset model and more.

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

HygraphDatoCMS
Cloud Hosted (SaaS)
Custom Regions
GraphQL Content API
GraphQL Management API
GraphQL Mutations
Public API
Public API Permissions
API Playground
Front-End Agnostic
Image Delivery and Transformation API
Migration Tools
Simple User Permissions
Granular User Permissions
On premises hosting / Self
Open Source
Webhooks
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

HygraphDatoCMS
Schema Builder
Field Validations
Components
Nested Components
Filters
Flexible Content Modelling
Localisation (i18n)
Pagination
Required Fields
Saved Queries
Searchable Content
Sortable Relations
Sorting
Unique Fields
Versioning

#Editorial Features and Content Management

HygraphDatoCMS
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: Multiline Text
Content Type: References
Content Type: Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG)
Content Type: Single Line Text
Custom Metadata
Custom Roles
Custom Stages
Custom Workflows
Global Content CDN
GraphQL Unions (Polymorphic Relations)
Image Editor
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

HygraphDatoCMS
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)
Add Fields to the Default Asset Model
Global Asset CDN
SEO Optimized Asset Management

#Community and Resources

HygraphDatoCMS
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.

HygraphDatoCMS
Additional API Operations1,000,000/month 10c/10,000 On topUnknown
Additional Asset Traffic500GB/month 10c/1GB On top
Content Entries10,000 - unlimited30 - custom models
Custom Pricing
Enterprise Plans
Free forever community plan
Free trial for Premium features
Monthly and Annual Plans
Plans in EUR
Plans in USDUnknown
Pricing ByProjectProject
Self Service PlansOne self service

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

#Security, Compliance, and Support

HygraphDatoCMS
24/7 Infrastructure Monitoring
Advanced Firewall RulesUnknown
Audit Logs
Authentication
Backups
Choice of data center
Community Support
Customer Success
Dedicated InfrastructureDedicated S3 buckets
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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