Stretchy - NoSQL Database behind REST API

A dynamic REST API database. Think of "elasticsearch", but brutally simple.

Tags: Big Data, Data Science, Web

Scheduled on thursday 15:25 in room cubus


Artur Scholz

My interest is in Space, Programming, CubeSats, Open Source, and Standardization. My mission is to combine those to enable truly open space exploration to all humanity.


Stretchy is built as a microservice that provides a simple and intuitive REST API with a NoSQL database as backend. No need for database migrations or upfront schema design. The basic CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations are available for getting data in and out from the database.

Stretchy is free and open source software built with Python 3, using Flask web framework. It currently uses MongoDB as its backend database. Since it is interfaced through the REST API however, Stretchy is technology agnostic and developers can create bindings to other databases, including SQL databases.

This presentation reviews the reasons for creating Stretchy, its current applications, an short tutorial on how to use it, and tips on how to deploy it.