Mark Nadal is creating GUN
2

patrons

$16
per month

Open Source Firebase. GUN is a realtime, distributed, offline-first, graph database engine. Lightweight and powerful, at just ~9KB gzipped doing 30M+ ops/sec.

We also produce a lot of video content, like explainer animations on cryptography, data algorithms, and interactive tutorials plus games! Our goal is to be the easiest database ever.

My story is like a lot of developers, one night I woke up to my servers crashing from too much load. The nightmare that scares us all, the iconic Fail Whale of Twitter. So I realized that databases are the bottleneck of the system, and decided to fix that problem.

Building a decentralized database is an ambitious project. But we have already surpassed GitHub stars on the leading graph database, Neo4j, and peer-to-peer databases, like Cassandra and CouchDB. Plus, we're faster than Redis, and also store documents and tables like MongoDB and MySQL. And it is the future of machine learning.

We're nearing our production-ready v1.0 stable release, testing it at high load and for correctness. The team takes this very seriously, so much that we built an equally ambitious end-to-end testing framework for distributed systems called PANIC. Inspired by Kyle Kingsbury's work, known as Jepsen by Aphyr. This guarantees GUN will be rock solid, but we need your help!

GUN is completely open source, with a very liberal ZLIB license (MIT or Apache 2). Your donations help accelerate its development. If you are a company and/or are making a profit using GUN, we hope and ask you will pay it forward by sponsoring. GUN is already deployed by users, being used by companies, and gaining interest from governments.

To learn more, check out our developer website, our enterprise edition, or the repo. Please star us and share with others! We love community and want to meet you, so hop on the gitter to chat. Or ask questions on stackoverflow? Everything you can do helps and matters. Thanks!
Rewards
Backer
$9 or more per month 3 patrons
Your name will be immortalized into the git repo as a backer! Only a 1 month donation is needed. Be a backer for a hacker.
Champion
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Backer + a paragraph profile with links for yourself.
Legend
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Champion + your image or logo can be included.
Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Your company logo and link will be showcased on the README, developer homepage, and enterprise site!
Elite
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Sponsor + up to 1 hour a month of consulting with Mark. This includes code collaboration, screensharing, video conferencing, training, and more!
Priority
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Elite + up to 4 hours a month of consulting with Mark based on your schedule and urgency. Someone at GUN will always be on call for you, and if needed, hours can be used for limited custom development.
Partner
$4,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Priority + a custom partnership with GUN, based on your needs. Perfect for feature requests, bug fixes, custom development, integration, or helping guide GUN's direction, roadmap, and future. We can also do an in-person training seminar for your company if you cover travel+lodging expenses.
Benefactor
$8,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Your company's logo and link larger and above everybody else, across every site. Plus a partnership, if needed.
Goals
$16 of $2,000 per month
Covers an additional third of my full time focus.
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Open Source Firebase. GUN is a realtime, distributed, offline-first, graph database engine. Lightweight and powerful, at just ~9KB gzipped doing 30M+ ops/sec.

We also produce a lot of video content, like explainer animations on cryptography, data algorithms, and interactive tutorials plus games! Our goal is to be the easiest database ever.

My story is like a lot of developers, one night I woke up to my servers crashing from too much load. The nightmare that scares us all, the iconic Fail Whale of Twitter. So I realized that databases are the bottleneck of the system, and decided to fix that problem.

Building a decentralized database is an ambitious project. But we have already surpassed GitHub stars on the leading graph database, Neo4j, and peer-to-peer databases, like Cassandra and CouchDB. Plus, we're faster than Redis, and also store documents and tables like MongoDB and MySQL. And it is the future of machine learning.

We're nearing our production-ready v1.0 stable release, testing it at high load and for correctness. The team takes this very seriously, so much that we built an equally ambitious end-to-end testing framework for distributed systems called PANIC. Inspired by Kyle Kingsbury's work, known as Jepsen by Aphyr. This guarantees GUN will be rock solid, but we need your help!

GUN is completely open source, with a very liberal ZLIB license (MIT or Apache 2). Your donations help accelerate its development. If you are a company and/or are making a profit using GUN, we hope and ask you will pay it forward by sponsoring. GUN is already deployed by users, being used by companies, and gaining interest from governments.

To learn more, check out our developer website, our enterprise edition, or the repo. Please star us and share with others! We love community and want to meet you, so hop on the gitter to chat. Or ask questions on stackoverflow? Everything you can do helps and matters. Thanks!

Recent posts by Mark Nadal

Rewards
Backer
$9 or more per month 3 patrons
Your name will be immortalized into the git repo as a backer! Only a 1 month donation is needed. Be a backer for a hacker.
Champion
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Backer + a paragraph profile with links for yourself.
Legend
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Champion + your image or logo can be included.
Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Your company logo and link will be showcased on the README, developer homepage, and enterprise site!
Elite
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Sponsor + up to 1 hour a month of consulting with Mark. This includes code collaboration, screensharing, video conferencing, training, and more!
Priority
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Elite + up to 4 hours a month of consulting with Mark based on your schedule and urgency. Someone at GUN will always be on call for you, and if needed, hours can be used for limited custom development.
Partner
$4,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Priority + a custom partnership with GUN, based on your needs. Perfect for feature requests, bug fixes, custom development, integration, or helping guide GUN's direction, roadmap, and future. We can also do an in-person training seminar for your company if you cover travel+lodging expenses.
Benefactor
$8,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Your company's logo and link larger and above everybody else, across every site. Plus a partnership, if needed.