Microsoft Azure Blockchain Framework
Blockchain is the stong trend hashtag, it is a revolutionary technology and all big companies are developing own technologies.
After IBM, with bluemix, now is the moment of Microsoft Azure Blockchain Workbench!
IT IS A FRAMEWORK
According to the chapter title, Azure Blockchain Workbench is a framework to develop a private Distributed Ledger. It help you to develop a blockchain application using it together other Azure components.
Naturally, Azure Blockchain Workbench, can be deployed using an specific template in the Azure Marketplace. The template include some functionalities like
- blockchain stack
- type of client application
- support for IoT integration
A most important point value is the identity integration using Azure Active Directory. So the structure trasform the features into a permissioned blockchain
There are other core features:
- Client applications
- Gateway service API
- Message broker for incoming message
- Message broker for downstream consumers
- Message consumers
- Transaction builder and signers
- Transaction routers and ledgers
- DLT watcher
- Azure SQL database
- Azure Storage
- Monitoring tool
Reading the official architecture documentation, the framework looks complete and the blockchain is only (little) part of a more complete picture.
We are waiting the next big company project. I have 2 items into my WatchList: Cisco and AWS.
Who will come first?