Google Partners With BlockApps To Offer Blockchain-as-a-Service
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has entered into a partnership with Australia-based fintech firm Digital Asset and BlockApps to offer tools that enable developing blockchain solutions without a need to code from the beginning.
BlockApps core product is STRATO, a software solution that facilitates developers to create industry-focused blockchain applications.
Under the partnership, Digital Asset will offer both software tools and support to blockchain developers. Google Cloud has also joined the developer program of Digital Asset. This allows Google Cloud developers gain access to the Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML) software development kit (SDK).
Furthermore, Digital Asset plans to improve its DAML platform-as-a-service (PaaS) program using the partnership, by offering a “fully-managed solution” to assist developers trying to trial or launch blockchain applications. The service will be made available to developers through Google Cloud’s application marketplace.
Commenting on the partnership, Digital Asset chief executive Blythe Masters said
“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain. This will reduce the technical barriers to DLT application development by delivering our advanced distributed ledger platform and modelling language to Google Cloud.”
Likewise, Google Cloud Financial Services Platform head Leonard Law opined that the tech giant is “delighted to innovate” by joining hands with Digital Asset.
Leonard Law said
“DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.”
Google Cloud Platform will also integrate BlockApps STRATO, an enterprise level quick-deployment Blockchain-as-a-Service solution platform. STRATO enables enterprises to launch a blockchain node that offers a total development and implementation experience, while lowering the entry barriers and minimizing costs. STRATO RESTful API allows developers to start building and testing their blockchain applications without a need to put together IDEs, wallets, compilers and APIs.
BlockApps STRATO, which is based on Ethereum protocol, provides enterprise-grade API integration capabilities, flexible consensus algorithms, and the ability to request information and report on blockchain using a normal SQL data base.
A developer will be easily able to scale horizontally and vertically using BlockApps STRATO application.