It was only a year ago that Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, said he was not so interested in blockchain services. Clearly something has changed over the last year because today the company is launching two new blockchain services: Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Blockchain.
As the name suggests, AWS Managed Blockchain is a managed blockchain service. Supports Ethereum and Hyperledger fabric.
"This service will make it much easier to use the two most popular blockchain frameworks," said AWS CEO Andy Jassy. He noted that companies tend to use Hyperledger Fabric when they know the number of members in their blockchain network and want solid functionality and private operations. AWS promises that the service will be reduced to thousands of applications and will allow users to execute millions of transactions (although the company did not say what type of latency).
Support for Hyperledger Fabric is available today. The Ethereum support is about to start in a few months.
Getting started with managed Blockchain is a matter of using the AWS Console and configuring nodes, adding members, and deploying applications.
"When we heard people say" blockchain ", we felt like there was their strange interpretation and fusion of what they really wanted," said Jassy. "And while we spent time working with clients and understanding the jobs they were trying to solve, that's what we think people are trying to do with blockchain."