Huawei is developing technology to evaluate the performance of the block chain

Chinese company Huawei is approaching the release of its first product in the industry of the blockchain. After nearly a year of undercover work, the tech giant is ready to present a tool designed to test the performance of the main block chain. Now the company is preparing to officially introduce the project to the consortium Hyperledger Linux Foundation.

The Caliper project, the technology is open source already supports the analysis of Hyperleger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Iroha, and it is expected that by the end of 2018, support will be added and other blockchains. Engineer Huawei Hatsune Zhou
(Haojun Zhou), who wrote most of the code, said that this tool will help developers and corporations make more educated decisions regarding their technology. He said:

«We thought that this tool was missing in the industry of the blockchain and decided to create it.»

The aim of the project launched in may last year, is the integration of existing blockchains in the structure through which they can easily compare the standards working group Hyperledger on performance and scalability of the block chain.

The base of the platform lies the «level of adaptation», which converts the information so that the Caliper can install smart contracts, refer to contracts or to query the status of the various distributed registries to better assess their effectiveness.

The code then puts supported blackany tests in a controlled environment and generates results that include the success rate of transactions, number of transactions per second, the time required to calculate transactions, and consumption of resources required for all these actions. Zhou believes that the results will be useful to all the creators of the block chain.

«We are trying to contribute to the community Hyperledger so that other members could easily join his work in other projects,» he said.


It is unclear how widely can be used in a similar instrument, taking into account competitive interests in the sector of the blockchain.

Javier Paz (Javier Paz), the author of the report, Aite Group, which last year manually evaluated 10 major blockchains, sceptical that the company, in principle, enable to expose their projects open source and careful analysis that can identify their flaws.

«I’m afraid the work required to compare the effectiveness and progress in various public and private networks will continue to be done manually and only for those records that companies are not afraid to share with the public,» he said.

Zhou confirmed that the project Caliper is only part of the total blockchain of the company’s strategy and that it is not going to dwell on it.

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