Modex, the blockchain database company, is preparing to expand its technological reach by making its flagship product, the Blockchain Database (BCDB) solution, available as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering on the major public clouds Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Oracle. Through this technological integration, Modex offers its middleware software solution as an IaaS on the major public clouds for clients and potential clients who wish to deploy a Modex BCDB infrastructure on their AWS, Azure or Oracle cloud subscriptions to set up an infrastructure that fuses blockchain technology with the cloud.
Deploying blockchain-based solutions or any other distributed solution on-premise is a difficult and costly process that requires companies to build an infrastructure from the ground up. Due to the large overhead involved in building and deploying a new IT infrastructure, a significant segment of companies from the market cannot access blockchain solutions or other distributed solutions. To remove the barriers and to streamline the overall deployment process, Modex has decided to integrate its BCDB solution with the most popular public cloud infrastructures as a plug and play solution on the marketplace of the cloud providers. This is because cloud networks have become widely available to companies, and it has become very easy for a company to set up a cloud network without needing to invest in an on-prem infrastructure.
With a plug and play approach to the deployment process, Modex enables companies to customize and deploy from a wizard interface the network infrastructure in a matter of minutes, compared to the weeks and even months required for deployment by other solutions present on the market. Once a client configures the network according to the business logic of their company, Modex begins to set up the infrastructure and virtual machines according to the network configurations chosen by the client. As a parenthesis, Modex does not provide the infrastructure, the cloud provider is the entity that provides the infrastructure. Modex will coordinate the client’s configuration settings while also providing the blockchain and database technological layer.
At the moment of writing, the R&D department, together with Modex CTO Dragos Rautu are advancing their research on deploying Modex BCDB as an IaaS offering on the most popular cloud networks. The BCDB integration with Microsoft Azure is already in an advanced testing phase. AWS is in a similar stage of development, but the focus is to make the deployment to both Amazon marketplaces, Amazon Quick Starts, and the AWS Marketplace. Next in line is the Oracle marketplace followed by Digital Ocean. R&D Department is focused on ensuring a seamless integration with these four cloud providers. The Modex team estimates that the integration with Azure and AWS will successfully conclude in the first half of September, followed in a couple of months by the integration with Oracle and Digital Ocean.
The integration with the major cloud infrastructures represents only the first step in the Modex strategy, as the company has set a series of strategic goals for the following months. The Modex BCDB IaaS in the cloud will not come as a stand-alone as the Modex team of experts is working on integrating the cloud storage solutions of Azure, AWS, and Oracle into the BCDB compatible suite of technologies to extend the agnosticity levels of the BCDB solution, expanding the modularity of the product and the range of options available to customers when they configure their infrastructure. Azure, AWS, and Oracle have their own blockchain offering on the cloud with which Modex wishes to integrate with at a later stage of the project.
Modex does not intend to compete with the blockchain services of the cloud providers. As a middleware software solution, we intend to integrate and use their services within the BCDB layer to configure an infrastructure capable of facilitating a wide range of functionalities that can be chosen by a client as well as to augment the data of the end-user. By utilizing the Modex BCDB IaaS, companies have the option to use a blockchain that best suits their business needs, and set up a network of nodes composed of different database engines. Each client application needs to follow a different relational structure. A client may use the AWS blockchain with a SQL database network. With Modex BCDB IaaS, the client can also add a few Elasticsearch nodes that will synchronize with the rest of the network. This degree of modularity proves invaluable in data reporting processes, as Elasticsearch is a database engine designed to facilitate fast searches.
Dragos Rautu, Modex CTO: “For the last couple of months the R&D team has been hard at work examining different strategies for integrating our BCDB solution with the major cloud providers. Besides bringing blockchain to the cloud, we intend to integrate with a series of services provided by each major cloud player to increase the agnosticity of our solution and to give clients a wider range of options when they configure their infrastructure. This initiative is part of the Modex strategy to make blockchain accessible to a broader audience.”
Modex, the blockchain database company, innovates thanks to its incredible team of experts and offers services for the entire blockchain technology ecosystem. Modex’s mission is to spread and facilitate the adoption of blockchain into society and to solve real-world problems using this revolutionary technology. Modex BCDB is a middleware that fuses a blockchain with a database to create a structure that is easy to use and understand by developers with no prior knowledge in blockchain development. As a result, any developer who knows how to work with a database system can operate with our solution, without needing to change their programming style or learn blockchain. For enterprises, Modex BCDB translates into enhanced data security, secure data sharing, streamlining of operations, and protection against cyberattacks.