Blockchain on AWS

Enterprise blockchain made real
Purpose-built for your needs
AWS provides purpose-built tools to support your distinct needs, whether you need a centralized ledger database that maintains an immutable and cryptographically verifiable record of transactions, or a multi-party, fully managed blockchain network that helps eliminate intermediaries.
Most widely used
More customers trust AWS for their blockchain and ledger technology workloads than any other cloud vendor. 25% of all Ethereum workloads in the world run on AWS. Enterprise customers for Hyperledger Fabric include Nestle, Sony Music, BMW, Sage, Guardian, DTCC, Workday, Klarna Bank, SGX, Legal & General, Splunk, Zilliant, Contura Energy, DVLA UK, and many more.
Most productive to build on
Developing blockchain and ledger applications is simpler, faster, and more efficient with AWS. Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the heavy lifting involved in the setup of blockchain networks by reducing 60% of time taken in hosting Hyperledger Fabric frameworks. Managed Blockchain also makes it easy to operate networks as it support AWS CLI, AWS CloudFormation, and Amazon Cloudwatch logs. Amazon QLDB is 2 – 3X faster than traditional frameworks and also provides SQL-like operators and a document data model for handling transactions.
Broadest ecosystem
AWS has over 70+ validated blockchain solutions from partners who provide support to all major blockchain protocols including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Corda, DAML, Ethereum, Quorum, Blockstack, Blockapps Strato, RSK, Kadena ScalableBFT, and many more.

60%

Reduction in setup time on AMB vs. hosting own Hyperledger Fabric

2 - 3X

Faster transactions with Amazon QLDB vs. traditional frameworks

25%

Percentage of Ethereum nodes in the world that run on AWS

70+

Validated blockchain partner solutions on AWS Marketplace

AWS Blockchain services

Fully managed ledger database that provides a centralized, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log
blockchain-centralized
Centralized ownership
Central, trusted authority owns and manages the ledger, and is shared with any number of parties that are working together.
Fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks and distributed ledger technology
blockchain-decentralized
Decentralized ownership
Multiple parties can transact with one another without having to know or trust each other. Each party, known as a member, owns a peer node in the network.
AWS marketplace provides 70+ validated blockchain and distributed ledger technology solutions from our partners
AWS Partner Network

Use cases

  • Track and trace
  • Letter of credits
  • System-of-record
  • Track and trace
  • Track and trace

    Track-and-trace refers to the ability to identify the past and present locations of all product inventory, as well as a history of product custody. Track and trace is often a challenge for today’s supply chains due to outdated paper processes and disjointed data systems that slow down communication. The lack of data compatibility exposes supply chains to problems like visibility gaps, inaccurate supply and demand predictions, manual errors, counterfeiting, and compliance violations.

    With Amazon Managed Blockchain, entire networks of a supply chain can document updates to a single shared ledger, which provides total data visibility and a single source of truth. Because transactions are always time-stamped and up to date, companies can query a product’s status and location at any point in time. This helps to combat issues like counterfeit goods, compliance violations, delays, and waste. Companies can also share track and trace data with their customers as a way to verify product authenticity and ethical supply chain practices.

    Track-and-trace challenges
    Blockchain benefits

    Amazon Managed Blockchain
    Create and manage scalable blockchain networks

  • Letter of credits
  • Letter of credits

    A letter of credit is promissory document used to reduce risk in transactions between buyers and sellers, usually for an international transaction. A letter of credit ensures a seller will be paid, as long as all conditions of the transaction are met.

    Letter of credit complexity stems from multiple parties having to exchange and review the same documents numerous times. On a blockchain network, all parties can access a start to finish, real-time view of documents and updates on the reconciled ledger. The ledger eliminates need for traditional document emailing, faxing, and mailing while its immutable nature ensures the security and trust necessary for legal documents. Implementing blockchain, letter of credit processing can be reduced from multiple steps spanning multiple business days to a few hours.

    Letter of credits diagram
    Letter of credits with Amazon Managed Blockchain diagram

    Amazon Managed Blockchain
    Create and manage scalable blockchain networks

  • System-of-record
  • System-of-record

    Businesses often need a system-of-record application with auditing capability to keep track of critical data, such as credit and debit transactions across bank accounts, internal compliance and regulatory data (e.g., GDPR), or complete history of assets such as vehicle maintenance or drug manufacturing records. Such applications are often implemented using traditional databases. Building audit functionality with relational databases is time-consuming and prone to human error. It requires custom development, and since relational databases are not inherently immutable, any unintended changes to the data are hard to track and verify.

    Businesses can use a purpose-built solution using Amazon QLDB, that provides them a centralized ledger for auditing and record keeping purposes, utilizing a scalable, serverless architecture that allows them to easily verify integrity of past records, trigger AWS Lambda events to process other workflows such as caching the history for querying in Amazon Elasticsearch, transforming and loading the data into an Amazon Redshift cluster, or storing the data in an Amazon S3 data lake.

    Blockchain system of record non-traditional diagram
    Blockchain system of record traditional diagram

    Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB)
    Fully managed ledger database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log. Owned by a central trusted authority.