BigchainDB and Eris Industries Partner to Build an Enterprise-Grade Decentralized Application Stack

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Scalable Blockchain Database and Smart Contracts Technologies Unite Through Strategic Alliance

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BigchainDB fills a major gap in the blockchain space with a scalable blockchain database

Eris Industries and BigchainDB announced today a strategic alliance to enable a tighter integration of the Eris blockchain application platform with BigchainDB, a scalable blockchain database. The alliance makes it easier for enterprises to build scalable applications using smart contract and blockchain database technology.

“Eris Industries is a leading toolkit for building distributed applications, allowing blockchain technologies to play well together,” said Bruce Pon, CEO of BigchainDB. “BigchainDB in the Eris platform gives enterprises scalable blockchain database performance that has never been possible.”

The initial milestone is to deploy the first-ever stack having both decentralized processing and a decentralized database. The decentralized processing includes Ethereum Virtual Machine using the Solidity smart contracts language powered eris:runtime application engine and the Tendermint consensus engine. The decentralized database is the BigchainDB database, with its high throughput, high capacity and built-in NoSQL querying. The Eris platform manages this stack to give enterprise-grade performance and developer support.

“BigchainDB fills a major gap in the blockchain space with a scalable blockchain database,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO of Eris Industries. “We’re excited to extend the capability of the Eris platform and work closely with BigchainDB to accelerate the deployment of blockchain technology.”

The partnership also allows for a more complete ecosystem on which to build blockchain powered applications.

About Eris Industries
Eris is the free and open-source Universal Blockchain Platform built by Eris Industries. Eris allows anyone to build their own secure, low-cost, run-anywhere applications using blockchain and smart contract technology. Eris’ mission is to empower developers to automate data driven processes and relationships using a wide variety of distributed systems. Founded in 2014 in London, Eris Industries is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and Berlin.

About BigchainDB
BigchainDB is a scalable, blockchain database capable of one million writes per second, petabytes of capacity, and rich querying. BigchainDB was built as a result of seeing scalability as a fundamental barrier to wider adoption of blockchain technologies. BigchainDB is a product of ascribe GmbH, a Berlin-based startup.

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