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Accelerate your Development using Azure Blockchain Workbench

What is the Azure Blockchain Workbench?

A free and simple-to-use tool for building decentralized blockchain apps is an Azure Blockchain Workbench. It is a collection of Azure services that make it easier for you to deploy blockchain applications. You can collaborate with other businesses to share data and business operations. Each type of business has its own specific business logic, which serves as the basis for developing smart contracts.

A decentralized public digital ledger is known as a blockchain. It stores transactions in blocks across several computers, making it difficult to change any following blocks. The record access is made simple by the appending mechanism and the latest displayed on top.

Because the data cannot be altered or overwritten, creating blockchain software is easier. Each party engaged keeps copies and versions with all the information as a record of the action. It lessens overexposure to communication. The supply chain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, financial services, and gaming are where blockchain technology is best applied.

Azure Blockchain Workbench advantages:

  1. Contract execution after acceptance by both parties,
  2. Better keyboard navigation and screen reader accessibility.
  3. Modify the columns in a smart contract table.
  4. Support for up to 4000 character strings when creating smart contracts.
  5. Transaction processing is quick and trustworthy.

Azure Blockchain Workbench’s barriers:

  1. Hyperledger’s architecture is incredibly dated.
  2. Hyperledger composer is not supported by the deployed architecture.
  3. It can be somewhat stiff at times, which limits inventiveness.

Acceleration to Development with Azure Blockchain Workbench:

  • Adding a Blockchain App: Deploying the blockchain is easy with the contract settings for a new app. It instantly validates and throws validation errors for correction before deployment. It has a mechanism for automatic ledger deployment.
  • Active Directory Service: The blockchain IDs are mapped to the user identities. It makes building enterprise applications easier. It maintains secrecy by managing users in the blockchain by generating hidden addresses. Before the blockchain workbench, it was challenging to recognize the address when there were a large number of users. For improved cooperation, link the blockchain identities to Azure Active Directory (AD). Any device connected to the smart contract has the potential to join Azure AD.
  • High Pace Build: Due to the number of built-in features, speed is increased and application expenses are decreased. The development used to take months, but now it only takes days.
  • Built-in Blockchain Commands: Blockchain Workbench can help your blockchain apps run quickly. It takes only a few clicks to develop, test, and deploy. The time spent building infrastructure and implementing blockchain networks is decreased by the built-in blockchain commands.
  • Various Business Logic: The Workbench enables the creation and management of several business phases and individual business logic for smart contracts.
  • User Responsibilities: Workbench administrators can assign user roles and manage applications. It is easier to manage the permissions connected to the new contracts and their ledgers.
  • Handle Several Users: REST APIs enable web apps to manage several users and blockchain applications.
  • Contract Support with Multi-Workflow: It is a platform for many workflows for each application. The most recent upgrade displays different workflows in the Workbench Interface.
  • Distributed Database: The quick logic execution cuts down on the time needed to complete each transaction. Better access to data related to query execution is provided. It accurately depicts ledger activity.
  • Data analytics: Relational databases are used to store the data that is published via the blockchain. It establishes a focal point for contrasting data availability and usage. Users and developers use the Azure SQL database for analysis, report preparation, and data interpretation.
  • Offline Storage: The data storage supports offline mode. On-chain data and off-chain storage can be synchronized. Also, this makes it simpler for databases to execute queries and provide database validation. For analysis, the Blockchain Workbench stores all of the events and associated data on Azure SQL Server. Developers prefer it for trend analysis.
  • Integration with Other Systems: Via the Azure Blockchain Workbench, rich integration with Azure services is enabled. It enables connectivity with services like Azure storage.

Above are the key important features that can accelerate the development using Azure Blockchain Workbench.