Hygraph Vs. Kontent.ai

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Why Hygraph is a better alternative to Kontent.ai?

Both Hygraph and Kontent.ai offer an advanced CMS with numerous features. Both are preferred by content teams equally, but Kontent.ai falls short in being a popular choice for developers.

This is because both Hygraph and Kontent.ai offer a GraphQL API. However, Kontent.ai’s GraphQL API is only limited to content delivery. Hygraph, on the other hand, offers a GraphQL API for content management and mutations as well. You can’t generate permanent auth tokens, each with separate permissions for the API, and there’s no integrated API explorer. Lastly, Kontent.ai doesn’t offer the capability to connect to any third-party REST or GraphQL API.

From a content management perspective, Kontent.ai offers granular permissions, but not as detailed as that of Hygraph. Other limitations of Kontent.ai include the lack of batch edits, the ability to hide fields from the UI, advanced content filtering, and more.

Challenges you are likely to face with Kontent.ai

You are likely to face these challenges when using Kontent.ai:

  • It only offers a GraphQL API for content delivery. You would have to use the REST API for content management and there’s no mutations API.
  • It offers high-level permissions on content and management. This means you can define permissions for everything of a particular content type, but can’t define details. For instance, you can allow a user to access all or assigned “blogs”, but can’t add a condition (e.g., { "author": "John" }), or define stages, or locales.
  • It does not offer the ability to create multiple Permanent Auth Tokens with detailed permissions for the API.
  • It does not allow you to connect to any third-party API.
  • There are only three options to choose the hosting location from; North America, Europe, and Australia.
  • It lacks depth when it comes to certain content management capabilities. For instance, it doesn’t offer batch edits, the ability to hide fields from the UI, advanced content filtering, 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

Cloud Hosted (SaaS)
Custom Regions
GraphQL Content API
GraphQL Management API
GraphQL Mutations
GraphQL Native
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
Permanent Auth Tokens
Permanent Auth Tokens with Permissions
Public APIs
Shared Regions93

Learn more about Hygraph's core features.

Content Modelling

Schema Builder
Field Validations
Nested Components
Flexible Content Modelling
Localisation (i18n)
Nested Fields
Required Fields
Saved Queries
Searchable Content
Sortable Relations
Unique FieldsVia Workarounds

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)No but via plugin
Content Type: Float (Decimals)
Content Type: Integers (Numbers)
Content Type: JSON Editor
Content Type: MapNo but via plugin
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
Custom Workflows
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 TransformationsVia Plugin
Assets from Facebook
Assets from Google Drive
Assets from Instagram
Assets from Search
Assets from System
Assets from URL
Digital Asset Management (DAM)Via Plugin
Add Fields to the Default Asset Model
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 Types
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 topMust upgrade
Additional Asset Traffic500GB/month 10c/1GB On topMust upgrade
Content Entries10,000 - Unlimited10,000 - Unlimited
Custom Pricing
Enterprise Plans
Free forever community plan
Free trial for Premium features
Monthly and Annual Plans
Plans in EUR
Plans in USD
Pricing ByProjectCompany
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 MonitoringUnknown
Advanced Firewall RulesUnknown
Audit Logs
Choice of data center
Community Support
Customer Success
Dedicated InfrastructureUnknown
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 ManagementUnknown

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