Fuelling the Evolution of Data Indexing with Subsquid
Polkadot has become the home of over 3,000,000 accounts and 1,500 developers — metrics that could skyrocket even further as its consecutive rounds of parachain auctions proceed. More than a quarter of all the available slots have already been filled, and the next generations of projects which come on board are likely to generate even greater demand for cutting-edge, secure infrastructure. We are proud to announce our collaboration with a new infrastructure partner, Subsquid.
Decentralized Data Indexing Made Easy
An indexer opens up a myriad of possibilities for application builders as it allows users to search the blockchain’s time-series structure for specific data. The essential elements of the blockchain, including accounts, blocks, and transactions, must be indexed at a low level, and once they are identified and retrieved, they are then indexed for high-level blockchain queries.
With Subsquid, information from smart contracts and activity records are categorized for greater accessibility — a chore for developers who have to manually execute through the creation of custom search functions.
Subsquid seeks to alleviate platforms from this burden through its offerings. Subsquid is a state-of-the-art indexing protocol that has pioneered a novel parallelized data indexing mechanism that provides a more affordable and secure alternative. Their multi-level architecture consists of the Archives and Squids APIs, with the former being used to perpetually sort data into sets while the latter acts as a pointer to locate a specific piece of blockchain state history.
Subsquid CEO Dmitry Zhelezov stressed the importance of the project for the development of the project: “Subsquid’s mission is to make on-chain data easily accessible for developers. Having a reliable node infrastructure is crucial to this mission, and thus we are really happy to partner with Pinknode and offer our users the possibility to use private and reliable gRPC endpoints in their Squids.”
Pinknode will be supporting Subsquid with its robust infrastructure and working closely on the possibility of innovating new middleware-related products.
In order to celebrate our new partnership, the Pinknode team has graciously agreed to provide all Subsquid users free access to their upgraded plan, increasing the number and rate of requests. Currently, this promotion is as follows:
- 500K to 1M request per team
- 15 requests per second > 50 requests per second
“The overlap between the information analytics revolution and blockchain is growing exponentially, and as a project which occupies this niche, Subsquid is poised to become a trailblazer in decentralized database management. Being a fellow infrastructure provider with strong synergies, we believe concur with their assertion that, ‘a dApp is only as good as its data’”
- Eric Poh, Co-Founder of Pinknode
Subsquid is an on-chain indexing and querying solution that enables Web3 builders to gain access to on-chain data on their own terms. Featuring multilayer architecture and decentralized governance, this is the most developer-friendly and resource-efficient way to build, test, and deploy customized APIs for blockchain-facing applications.
Pinknode is a Polkadot-focused infrastructure provider that empowers developers through its node-as-a-service solutions that remove an entire layer of inefficiencies and accelerate development. Pinknode prides itself on supporting every single Substrate chain with unparalleled reliability and scalability.