Rust Backend

Open-source Rust projects categorized as Backend

Top 15 Rust Backend Projects

  • sonic

    🦔 Fast, lightweight & schema-less search backend. An alternative to Elasticsearch that runs on a few MBs of RAM.

    Project mention: What is Hybrid Search? | | 2024-02-06

    Sonic - a project written in Rust, uses custom network communication protocol for fast communication between the client and the server.

  • mirrord

    Connect your local process and your cloud environment, and run local code in cloud conditions.

    Project mention: Mirrord trick to get on hackernews | | 2024-01-10

    I had the pleasure of talking to Eyal @ CTO at Metalbear and the maintainer of Mirrord. I got some crazy insights.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • rust-web-developer-roadmap

    Roadmap to becoming a Rust Web Developer in 2022

  • pavex

    An easy-to-use Rust framework for building robust and performant APIs

    Project mention: Pavex DevLog #5: redesigning our runtime types [Rust web framework] | /r/rust | 2023-06-29

    The update goes into the details of the rationale driving the new design choices, which might of interest if you use or design web frameworks. The project is developed in the open on GitHub if you want to have a look under the hood.

  • chiselstrike

    ChiselStrike abstracts common backends components like databases and message queues, and let you drive them from a convenient TypeScript business logic layer

  • grafbase

    The GraphQL platform

    Project mention: Database Review: Top Five Missing Features from Database APIs | | 2023-09-14

    Grafbase (GraphQL)

  • rustc_codegen_clr

    This rust compiler backend(module) emmits valid CIL (.NET IR), enabling you to use Rust in .NET projects.

    Project mention: Rust in .NET Projects | | 2024-02-07
  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • svelte-axum-project

    Starting project template for Rust Axum backend and Svelte frontend

    Project mention: Axum + Sqlite + minijinja + htmx winning website combo? | /r/rust | 2023-03-02

    Something in the lines of

  • exocore

    A distributed private application framework

  • lodestone_core

    The backend for Lodestone, A free, open source server hosting tool for Minecraft and other multiplayers

    Project mention: 🦀+ 🦕= 😎 I wrote a blog post about experimenting with Deno's Rust crates to run JavaScript inside Rust application | /r/rust | 2023-05-04

    I personally use deno for the Lodestone Project, a FOSS open-source game server hosting tool (shameless plug). One of the features coming up is a plugin system that allows users to write typescript code to communicate with lodestone directly and a system that allows users to implement a game server instance in typescript which lodestone can run at runtime, all powered by deno. If you are interested the code is here and here

  • torrust-index

    This repository serves as the backend for the Torrust Index project.

  • scherzo

    A small and lightweight server for Harmony

  • reinda

    Easily embed and manage assets for your web application to build standalone-executables. Offers filename hashing, templating and more.

  • grafana-sample-backend-plugin-rust

    Sample Grafana Backend Plugin, with backend written in Rust

  • server

    REST API for Gico application. It's part of Database class project (by gico-net)


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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-07.

Rust Backend related posts


What are some of the best open-source Backend projects in Rust? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 sonic 19,218
2 mirrord 3,257
3 rust-web-developer-roadmap 1,743
4 pavex 1,296
5 chiselstrike 1,050
6 grafbase 903
7 rustc_codegen_clr 847
8 svelte-axum-project 125
9 exocore 57
10 lodestone_core 56
11 torrust-index 33
12 scherzo 28
13 reinda 28
14 grafana-sample-backend-plugin-rust 7
15 server 1
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