A.R.N. H Hafeel · May 27

Can we use IRIS as a Database for React Native Applications?

Hi community, 

I am in the process of building a React Native Application for a restaurant. 

I am not quite sure if we can use IRIS as the main database for this and if there is a possibility I am not quite sure how to do it. 

If there is a possibility could some one help me out with it please? 

Or do you think using AWS is a better choice?  

Please let me know your ideas and guidelines in the comments or please feel free to reach out to me directly. 

Hoping to hear soon. 


Product version: IRIS 2020.1
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Sure, it’s possible to do so. React application is just a frontend side, and IRIS itself can be as a backend server. Or you can write backend server on some other language, e.g. NodeJS, Python, Java or .Net. Which will connect to IRIS as a database.

you can look at my Realworld project, in particular  realization of backend server. The project itself offers, the wide variety of frontends and backends on different languages, and with using different databases. So, you find React frontend which will work with backend on IRIS.

and look at my article about this project

You can create a REST based interface in IRIS for your application to talk to, but IRIS sounds like a huge overkill to become just a ”database” unless there are tons of requirements to integrate with other back end systems at the same time.