Oracle leverages open source to develop enterprise-focused blockchain technology
Oracle has finally planned to enter the growing blockchain space by launching its enterprise-centric Oracle BlockChain Cloud Service. The new distributed ledger cloud platform is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric project, which has been hosted by the Linux Foundation and receives contributions from a group of companies, including Oracle.
“Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides enterprise-grade blockchain capabilities and is able to accelerate innovation for on-premise ERP, cloudbased SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform.
The new blockchain platform is a part of Oracle Cloud Platform — touted to deliver enterprise-grade resilience, scalability and security. It also helps enterprise customers streamline operations and expand their market reach by using open source developments and maintaining open standards.
Oracle has developed an applications integration toolkit that comes with integrated applications, sample code, templates and design patterns to help enterprises rapidly deploy blockchain applications to Oracle SaaS and on-premise application suites. The platform also works with real-time information-sharing across existing Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, Netsuite SuiteCloud Platform or custom blockchain application integration.
There is REST API support to let enterprises invoke blockchain services directly or with some pre-built integrations from Oracle Cloud.
Oracle has also provided an API management service to enable easy app development in the cloud or on-premise.
Companies like Accenture, Infosys and Intel have partnered with Oracle to start deploying the newly launched Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. “Our collaboration with Oracle is aimed at developing a blockchain cloud service for enterprises that helps to advance the privacy of blockchain transactions and improves the interoperability of traditional databases and blockchains,” said Raejeanne Skillern, vice president of the data centre group and GM, cloud service provider group, Intel.