Hedge your Bets: Pluggable Blockchains for Business Continuity
Hyperledger is the home of Enterprise DLT, and that means Hyperledger Frameworks need to play well in Enterprise software products and environments. As with any technology component the DLT is just a …
|Hedge your Bets: Pluggable Blockchains for Business Continuity
|Jon Geater (CTO, Jitsuin)
|Hyperledger Global Forum
|Phoenix, AZ, USA
|Mar 2- 6, 2020
Hyperledger is the home of Enterprise DLT, and that means Hyperledger Frameworks need to play well in Enterprise software products and environments. As with any technology component the DLT is just a part of the solution and no more or less important than any other, and the technical components must bend to meet the commercial operators, not the other way around.During the course of developing Jitsuin Archivist for secure asset lifecycle management the developers discovered that different use cases demand different levels of scalability, flexibility, performance and more from the DLT underlay. The development also brought the true maturity and capabilities of various DLTs to light, presenting significant challenges to development. For all these reasons, and to go to production confidently they needed more than pluggable consensus: they needed pluggable blockchains.This detailed technical talk will describe experiences of engaging in the HL contributor ecosystem, the commercial imperative to stay flexible with respect to DLTs, and the techniques required to go to production. It will begin with a description of the use case (both business and technical), tell the stories of the main technical findings and comparisons between various frameworks (pure technical, operational, non-functional) and go into detail on the technical implications of each.It will then move on to outline the architecture of production SaaS system based on blockchain which is able to accommodate andovercome those limitation by easily switching out one DLT for another depending on need.Finally, a demo will show how the pluggable DLTs appear invisible to the user, and simple to the developer.