Supabase Security with Inian Parameshwaran

Supabase is an open source backend-as-a-service platform and competes directly with Google’s Firebase. A key distinction between them is that Firebase is a document store, while Supabase uses Postgres, which is a SQL-based database management system.

Software Engineering Daily last covered Supabase in 2020 when its Founder Paul Copplestone came on the show, and a lot has changed since then. The platform has continued to grow its feature set and, importantly, this growth has come with an expanded number of security considerations.

Inian Parameshwaran is Head of Product and Engineering at Supabase and a former YCombinator Fellow. He started at Supabase when the platform was still in alpha, and has been there for three years. He joins the show today to talk about the current feature set of Supabase, and the various security challenges that he and his team work on, including how to handle crypto mining exploits, IP blocking, DDoS attacks, and more.

Gregor Vand is a security-focused technologist, and is the founder and CTO of Mailpass. Previously, Gregor was a CTO across cybersecurity, cyber insurance and general software engineering companies. He has been based in Asia Pacific for almost a decade and can be found via his profile at



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