IBM file patent for a Blockchain database management system



The industrial giant and the proactive decentralized technology engine IBM has filed a patent for some aspects of blockchain technology, a new published document.

The patent for "Managing a database management system using a Blockchain database" explains the intention of IBM to build a reliable database tampering detection system (IDT-DS). The proposed system will detect inconsistencies in a set of data stored in a central database concerning a partial copy of the same data stored on a blockchain database.

"Aspects of disclosure include a method, a system and a product of the program to manage a database management system (DBMS)", read the patent. "A central database to include a central data set can be structured with respect to the DBMS A blockchain database linked to the central database can be constructed relative to the DBMS A blockchain data set can be established in the blockchain database corresponding to the set of data central data of the central database. "

To access the system, a request for access to the DBMS must be initiated. In response to the receipt of the access request, both the central database and the blockchain database

would be maintained. IBM filed the patent initially on December 22, 2017, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The act indicates the growing interest of American society in blockchain technology. USPTO has already awarded six patents related to the general accounts distributed in 2o18.

The focus on developing a blockchain-enabled database management system is predictable, given the data sensitivity that IBM may want to protect through its range of services. The company already offers IBM D2, a solution that includes database management, operational database, data warehouse, data lake and fast data. The innovation of existing systems through the blockchain would help IBM solve problems related to data inconsistency, the bell and a series of security loopholes.

The American corporation, in its previous citations, has recognized blockchain to be able to "promote a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability and transparency, from contracts to deeds to payments." It already contributes to Fabric, a authorized blockchain framework for integration projects. IBM also contributes to a variety of Hyperledger tools, including Caliper, Cello, Composer and Explorer.

Overall, IBM has confirmed the blockchain race of multinationals' patents. The privatization of the public ledger has already attracted millions of dollars of investment and started the next big battle between the companies to determine who would be the owner of the technological revolution – which blockchain brings.

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