# Accessing data via REST
KYVE data is available for developers through the REST-API exposed by the chain nodes, a list of REST endpoints can be found here. The REST integration is the native way to access data that has been stored through KYVE.
# Understanding Storage Providers and Compression
Because KYVE does not store any data, developers must fetch the underlying data from the storage provider.
The KYVE REST-API holds the proof that data on a storage provider is valid and can be retrieved trustless. A list of valid
bundles is available at the
The returned elements include a
storage_provider_id which points to a storage provider. In combination with the
storage_id developers can retrieve the uploaded data.
Some integrations might compress data before storing it on the storage provider. The
compression_id indicates which
compression method has been used.
After the data has been retrieved from the storage provider and decompressed, developers can use it in the application.
# Next steps
An easier way to get KYVE data integrated into your application is using the KYVE ELT Pipeline.