Deploy any Subgraph to Subsquid Network: Five Reasons Why

As the web3 ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, blockchain data access is more important than ever. This is where the Subsquid Network comes into play. In this article, we'll explore the top 5 reasons why the Subsquid Network should be your go-to choice for deploying Subgraphs. With its cost-effective approach and its high-speed data processing, user-friendly deployment, and flexibility, Subsquid meets the needs of developers at all levels.

1. Free Access to Historical Data

Subsquid Network is currently completely free to query, giving developers an opportunity to reduce development costs significantly. Providing historical data at no cost, Subsquid opens up opportunities for a wider range of projects and independent developers. This approach allows you to run a Subgraph without worrying about accumulating costs, so you can focus more on creating and improving your project.

2. High-Speed Data Processing

Speed is crucial in blockchain projects. With quick data processing means your project will run smoother, making a big difference Due to effective decentralized storage, Subsquid network serves data very quickly. This is achieved through Subsquid's architecture where each worker is responsible for a subset of blocks, making them available to the client all at once. 

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3. User-Friendly Deployment

Ease of use is one of the central features of the Subsquid Network. The Firehose adapter allows to deploy subgraphs in as little as five minutes, without any additional setup. This user-friendly approach lowers the barrier to entry, making it possible for developers with varying skill levels to access blockchain data. The streamlined process eliminates the need for extensive configuration, simplifying the transition from development to deployment.

Watch our step-by-step guide of how to deploy your subgraph to the Subsquid network in under 5 minutes.

4. Local Run Capability

Flexibility in deployment is another significant advantage of the Subsquid Network. Subsquid lets you run your subgraph on your own computer. You can run the network gateway locally with a few simple commands eliminating the need for Subgraph Studio or an archive node. Running it is as easy as starting up a docker service. Additionally, it doesn’t require time to sync, making data available almost immediately.

5. Code-Free Deployment

Previously, in order to use Subsquid Metwork as a data source, you needed to migrate the subgraph to the Squid SDK. While the process is relatively straightforward, it can still be time consuming for larger subgraphs and challenging at times as the Squid SDK processes data in batches. The Subsquid network gateway removes the no need to migrate the Subgraph, so you can easily deploy it to the network without changing a single line of code

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In short, the Subsquid Network is a good pick for your blockchain projects because it's free, fast, easy to use, and flexible. Its key strengths are hard to ignore: it's completely free, which means you can access historical data without worrying about costs. It's also extremely fast, ensuring that your projects run smoothly and efficiently. The setup process is user-friendly, making it easy for developers of all skill levels to get started quickly. Plus, its flexible deployment options and no hardware requirements, including the ability to run it locally on your own computer, add to its appeal. With all these features, Subsquid is a perfect tool for your next web3 project.

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Written by Daria Agadzhanova, DevRel @Subsquid