Hyperledger Overview: Hyperledger Composer and other tools (Part 3)
This is the third part of the series introducing the open source project Hyperledger. In this article, we will cover Hyperledger tools.
Hyperledger tools (also known as Hyperledger modules) are auxiliary softwares used throughout Hyperledger projects to deploy and maintain the Blockchain, verify data stored on the ledger, and assist with the design and development of Blockchain applications. Hyperledger tools include:
- Hyperledger Composer
- Hyperledger Avalon
- Hyperledger Cactus
- Hyperledger Caliper
- Hyperledger Cello
- Hyperledger Explorer
- Hyperledger Quilt
1. Hyperledger Composer
|Type||Model and build blockchain networks|
- Model business Blockchain network
- Generate REST APIs to interact with the Blockchain network
- Create frameworks for Angular application
Hyperledger Composer’s advantages are:
- Create Blockchain applications faster, reduce the huge amount of work it takes to create an application from scratch
- Minimize risk with efficient and well-tested designs that closely align business and technical sides
- High flexibility
2. Hyperledger Avalon
|Type||Private Blockchain transaction|
Hyperledger Avalon, also known as the Trusted Compute Framework (TCF), is the latest Hyperledger toolkit. It allows the execution of private transactions on Blockchain, improving the scalability and processing speed of the main Blockchain network.
Hyperledger Avalon project has received the attention and sponsorship of many “giants” in the field of technology: Intel, iExec Blockchain Tech, Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, BGI, Chainlink, Consensys, EEA, Espeo, IBM, Kaleido, Microsoft, Banco Santander, Wipro, Oracle, and Monax.
3. Hyperledger Cactus
|Type||Integrate different Blockchains|
Hyperledger Cactus, also known as Blockchain Integration Framework, is a new solution to interoperability problems between different blockchains, contributed by Accenture and Fujitsu. It is designed to assist users to securely integrate multiple Blockchain networks.
4. Hyperledger Caliper
|Type||Blockchain performance evaluation|
Hyperledger Caliper is a blockchain network performance evaluation tool based on a previously defined set of use cases. It will generate reports containing performance evaluation indicators for reference when choosing the right Blockchain application for your needs. Typical metrics are transaction per second, transaction latency, resource utilization, etc.
5. Hyperledger Cello
Hyperledger Cello is a toolkit that meets the needs of businesses that want to implement Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS). Hyperledger Cello aims to deploy an on-demand service model into the Blockchain application ecosystem, thereby driving the development of other Hyperledger Frameworks.
Hyperledger Cello is contributed by IBM, with sponsorship from Soramitsu, Huawei and Intel. With Cello, businesses and developers can easily build the BaaS platform.
6. Hyperledger Explorer
|Type||View and interact with data blocks on Blockchain|
Hyperledger Explorer is a visualization tool for Blockchain operations. It allows anyone to view and explore Hyperledger projects from inside, without compromising developer privacy. Hyperledger Explorer is contributed by DTCC, Intel and IBM.
Designed as a user-friendly web application, Hyperledger Explorer allows users to view, call, deploy, or query:
- Data block
- Transactions and related data
- Network information (name, status, list of nodes)
- Smart contracts (chain codes and transaction families)
- Other relevant information stored in a ledger
7. Hyperledger Quilt
Built on the Interledger protocol, Hyperledger Quilt allows transactions on any payment network, including fiat or crypto. In other words, Hyperledger Quilt provides interoperability and conversion of value between distributed and non-distributed ledgers. Hyperledger Quilt is contributed by NTT Data and Ripple.
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