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Product Updates - October 2021

Shashank Golla|Oct 22nd, 2021|


Monthly Updates
Welcome to Fauna’s monthly product newsletter! As always, we’re eager to hear your feedback or questions regarding product features, please email us at product@fauna.com.

Authenticating users with AWS Cognito in Fauna

One of the main components of any modern application is user authentication. AWS Cognito is a popular auth provider from Amazon Web Services. It lets you add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps. See how you can authenticate users with AWS Cognito in Fauna.

User authentication with UDFs in Fauna

User-defined functions (UDFs) written in FQL are a powerful resource to move logic from your applications to your database. With Fauna you can leverage third-party authentication providers like Auth0, AWS Cognito or use UDFs for user authentication in Fauna.

Calculating real world database latency

In a distributed world where requests can be coming from across the country or globe, there is no single metric that accurately represents the latency of a database for all use cases. Fauna makes data available for users on the edge, resulting in both lower average latencies and lower latency variances. Checkout this framework for comparing database latencies in the real world.

Global-first apps with Cloudflare Workers

In our most recent Fauna Live our friends at Cloudflare joined us to talk about building apps that reach users anywhere in the world quickly and why Fauna is the right choice for global-first data. Fauna Live will return soon with a brand new series; check next month’s newsletter for details!
PS: There’s an on-going developer challenge hosted by Cloudflare with an opportunity to win Cloudflare swag. If you use Fauna in this challenge and tag us on Twitter, you’ll be entered to win Fauna swag as well!

Get started with FQL using our SQL to FQL utility

If you’re familiar with SQL and want to ease into Fauna Query Language (FQL), we’ve created a utility to help you execute simple SQL statements on your Fauna database by translating them to FQL queries. This is not meant to be an exhaustive translation between SQL to FQL, but it is a useful tool for you and your teams to get started with FQL. As you gain more experience with FQL, the ease and power of its syntax should become evident. Complex queries that are difficult (or even impossible) in SQL can be composed very easily in FQL.

Easy search in Fauna docs

We have completely overhauled our documentation search engine to provide better and faster results for our users. The new search translates your search intent much more effectively into relevant results and helps you navigate through Fauna docs with ease.

We want your feedback!

If you missed last month’s product update, check it out here in the Fauna blog. Let us know what you think of these features and content via email, or our Comment Box.
Even more importantly, help us figure out what's next!
We plan our product roadmap based on user requests and feedback. So, if there is anything else you'd like to see prioritized in our product roadmap, please vote for it in the Fauna Forums' Feature Requests category, or create a new topic and vote for it!

If you enjoyed our blog, and want to work on systems and challenges related to globally distributed systems, serverless databases, and GraphQL, Fauna is hiring!

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