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I am looking for Strapi alternative for an existing database

meatboy profile image Meat Boy ・1 min read

Like in the title, do you know any good headless cms/crud generator/data editor for an existing database? I have an sql database and I want to create quickly some kind of visual panel/editor for those data without complexity of RDBMS.

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Iván Alburquerque • Edited

There are many options for good headless CMS out there, but the ones I know of need to define your database schema.

I have heard of Directus headless CMS which suppossedly mirror your SQL database, but haven't used it myself. You could check that out to see if it meet your needs. It can be self hosted or with their cloud services.

Hope it helps

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Ok, so I tried Directus. And it looks great and very intuitive but it's painfully slow. Even the demo on their website is so slow. This is funny since this project logo is rabbit :D Firstly I thought that just because my VM machines but this app it's not using even 10% of resources so I am looking for something different.

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Meat Boy Author

I can define database schema if required. I will check Directus :) thanks!

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Nikki

A headless CMS would be a good option. ButterCMS is SaaS so we host and maintain the CMS API and Dashboard. You query our Content API to pull content into your app. So we host and maintain the data but you define your own custom content models within Butter or use our blog engine which is preconfigured.