Corda

Launch Enterprise Applications on Corda the Easy Way

Kaleido simplifies Corda development, making it possible to create powerful blockchain networks and digital assets in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost.

What it

Corda

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What it is

A Powerful, Flexible Platform for Corda Development

Corda allows you to build interoperable blockchain networks that transact in strict privacy. Corda's smart contract technology allows businesses to develop shared IT solutions using secure JVM based technologies.

Corda is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) custom designed by R3 for enterprise use, with privacy as the foundational principle. Corda has many unique designs compared to most other blockchain technologies. Most notably, Corda does not have a globally shared ledger, and supports private transactions involving only the counterparties plus an optional notary entity.

Corda-powered blockchain business networks on Kaleido are built for organizations looking to accelerate their collaborative transformation efforts across all sectors, including financial services, healthcare, supply chain, and more.

Built-in Network Governance

With strong organizational identity woven into the architecture, participants can transact with confidence and regulatory compliance.

Flexible Smart Contracts

Smart contracts that can be written in Java, Kotlin and other JVM languages.

Privacy By Default

All transactions on Corda are directly sent among the counter parties, using a Unspent Transaction Output model so they're private by default.

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Hyperledger Fabric at a glance

Permissions

Built for permissioned networks

Governance

Data isolation and strict governance enabled by Hyperledger Fabric certificate authority

Transaction Flow

Unique Execute-Order-Commit endorsement model where transactions are initially executed on a set of peers while ordering service handles packaging and delivery

Consensus Algorithms

Ordering can be switched based on the needs of the environment with pluggable consensus algorithms

Smart Contract Language

Go, Java, Node.js

What Is Hyperledger Fabric?

Since launching in 2015, Hyperledger Fabric has been a top choice for enterprises looking to build apps on permissioned blockchain networks. The modular architecture is capable of powering large-scale applications that require enterprise-grade data security.

The ability to protect certain details of peer transactions has made Hyperledger Fabric a go-to protocol for industries like financial services, supply chains, and the insurance industry. It works for complex use cases that involve personally identifiable information and proprietary business data.

Hyperledger Fabric is one of the many protocol choices available on Kaleido. With a full suite of plug and play services, flexible cloud deployment options, and powerful APIs, Kaleido is the easiest way to run a Fabric network anywhere.

Benefits of Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is an open source project designed to handle enterprise-grade use cases. Key differentiators are its quick transaction throughput and its modularity, allowing for more innovation and optimization regardless of industry use cases. Other benefits include scalability and security, key pillars of any enterprise application.

Modular & Pluggable

Hyperledger Fabric is a modular blockchain framework that allows you to plug in different components, such as consensus algorithms and membership services, and tailor networks to your needs

Open source

Part of the Hyperledger project of the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric is an open source protocol that allows the enterprise to build custom applications and limit vendor risks

Security

With a high level of security for enterprise users, Fabric uses a permissioned network to prevent unauthorized access

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Our Hyperledger Fabric Expertise

Kaleido is a Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) with a deep expertise in helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger tools. Our founding partners are also active with the Hyperledger Foundation. Sophia Lopez is a General Member representative on the Hyperledger Foundation Governing Board and Jim Zhang is a member of the Hyperledger Foundation Technical Oversight Committee.

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Benefits of Quorum

Quorum is a blockchain protocol specially designed for use in a private blockchain network, where there is only a single member owning all the nodes or a consortium blockchain network where multiple members each own a portion of the network.

Scalability

Quorum is designed to be highly scalable, with low transaction latencies and the ability to support a higher number of transactions per second than other blockchain protocols. This makes it well-suited for use in high-volume applications.

Security

Quorum includes a number of security features that are designed to protect sensitive or proprietary data, like private transactions that allow network participants to transact without revealing the details of their transactions to the rest of the network.

Flexibility

Quorum is based on the Ethereum protocol and can support a wide range of decentralized applications and smart contracts. It is also highly modular and customizable so that it can be tailored to the needs of specific use cases.

Gas-free transactions

There is no cost required to submit transactions to a Quorum network, unlike Ethereum, which requires the payment of high and unpredictable gas fees to submit transactions.

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Our Hyperledger Fabric Expertise

Kaleido is a Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) with a deep expertise in helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger tools. Our founding partners are also active with the Hyperledger Foundation. Sophia Lopez is a General Member representative on the Hyperledger Foundation Governing Board and Jim Zhang is a member of the Hyperledger Foundation Technical Oversight Committee.

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How it works

How it Works

Corda, Simplified

Run Corda on Kaleido’s digital transformation platform.  

Using Kaleido’s enterprise blockchain platform for Corda business networks means that you can run CorDapps on a production environment with enhanced services and support levels, nodes of any size, advanced configuration tools, and full multi-region, cross-cloud, and hybrid options, with the following benefits:

  • Corda is supported for production use and backed by our 99.9% SLA and 24x7 support
  • Corda is available on Kaleido's Developer, Business, and Enterprise plans
  • Contact us for our QuickStart and Pilot packages for your Corda project
  • Contact us to have Kaleido run your CorDapp in addition to the nodes

All Corda environments on Kaleido are multi-region compatible by default. Depending on your plan tier you will be able to add multiple regions and clouds to any Corda environment. If you create an environment with a single initial deployment zone, you can add additional deployment zones at any time.

Kaleido is the simplest, fastest, and most complete way to build collaborative cross-industry digital solutions using Corda.

Corda users can rapidly deploy enterprise-grade and production-ready Corda networks on Kaleido. Clients can run CorDapps on cross-cloud and hybrid networks with a full stack of complementary tools and technologies. Kaleido’s Consortium-as-a-Service offering provides industry-first digital transformation capabilities to accelerate the business outcomes of decentralized consortium networks.  

Key capabilities include smart contract management, a full stack of middleware technologies, a multi-party control plane, and shared DevOps. Clients have the option to leverage their own webserver, which enables them to run the custom business logic responsible for interacting with their cordapps in no time. This reduces the time in which clients can run their Corda projects in production on Kaleido, and represents a major benefit to existing Corda projects switching to Kaleido.

The Corda protocol is built on a strong identity model, where every node's identity must be proven to be have been properly onboarded by using an x.509 certificate with a validated trust chain. Signing identities only exist on the Corda nodes. Client applications in a Corda based solution are simply triggering the workflow that has already been registered on the target Corda node, and monitoring the progression of the flow. Essentially, Corda applications, or CorDapps for short, completely live on the Corda nodes.

Digitally Transform your Legacy Systems with Corda on Kaleido

Legacy inter-company systems have significant limitations in a digitally transforming world, and the urgency to modernize to more nimble and collaborative business processes is only increasing. Companies can use Corda on Kaleido to replace legacy processes with digital asset transfers, assure data privacy for partners in new resilient and transparent business networks, and leverage new incentive-based models to drive faster revenue recognition and lower costs. This market-level overhaul is best achieved through collaborative consortia, bolstered by enterprise blockchain technology, to bring transparency and trust to their interactions while maintaining privacy and security.

Watch our recorded demo to see how to build a Corda blockchain solution, consortium, or business network in minutes, not months, on Kaleido.

Enterprise Use Cases
Run Better on Kaleido

Hyperledger Fabric is a private blockchain that allows developers to create subnets, or channels, meaning that certain proprietary or personal information can remain confidential. This makes Fabric a protocol of choice for industries like financial services, insurance, and supply chain management.

Supply Chains

Hyperledger Fabric networks can increase transparency and traceability of transactions within the network. This transparency can be used to monitor real-time location data, limit fraud and counterfeit goods, and track ESG efforts.

Digital Assets

Complex multi-party business networks built on Fabric can easily tokenize assets, transact instantly, share data, and eliminate cumbersome paperwork as financial business flows are automated.

Insurance

Moving insurance transactions to blockchain can eliminate fraud, automate claim processing, and digitize legacy systems. Hyperledger Fabric also allows stakeholders to automate Know Your Customer (KYC) processes via smart contracts.
Why Kaleido

Everything You Need to Build Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Networks & Digital Assets on Corda

Try Truffle on Kaleido

Kaleido's blockchain platform makes it radically simple for businesses to create complete web3 networks and applications. With just a few clicks, you can launch a blockchain network, deploy it globally, set up governance, and start plugging in familiar services.

Quickly Launch Blockchain
Networks

Launch blockchain networks in minutes
Choose from leading protocols including Ethereum, Polygon Edge, Hyperledger Fabric and more
Select permissioned chains, appchains,  sidechains, or consortium chains
Deploy on AWS, Azure or on-prem
Stand up nodes worldwide in regions of your choice

Simplify Development to Get to
Production Fast

Access 40+ plug-and-play services for wallets, key management, storage, data, and more
Automate management and deployment with our fully API-enabled platform
Turn any smart contract into familiar APIs with our smart contract API generator
Make digital assets, NFTs, and consortiums easy with our dedicated solutions
Mint, manage, and burn tokens at scale with robust tooling

All Backed by Enterprise-Grade Infrastructure and Support

Modern cloud scale architecture
Built-in high availability and disaster recovery
ISO 27k and SOC 2 Type 2 certified
Integrate seamlessly with existing internal systems
Open source tech and no vendor lockin
24x7 support and SLAs

Enterprise Use Cases Run Better on Kaleido

Quorum is a protocol of choice for industries like financial services, insurance, and supply chain management where enterprise-grade.

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FAQs About Building with R3’s Corda Blockchain

What makes Corda different from other blockchain platforms?

Corda, technically, is a blockchain. But it doesn't batch transactions like other technologies. Instead it recognizes transactions in real-time. Another interesting thing about Corda is that it uses three types of objects. State objects, contract objects, and flow objects. A software developer only needs to learn to build these three types of objects to start configuring a network. Corda’s load balancing is another differentiator, which you can learn more about here.

How much does corda cost?

Corda is open source and free to download. Because it is a private, permissioned blockchain, there are no transaction fees on Corda. The technology was developed by R3—a technology provider focused on financial services.

What are some applications that use Corda?

R3 Corda’s peer-to-peer communication makes it one of the blockchain platforms of choice for highly regulated industries. Digital currencies, central banks, or any application used to keep information on the users or store the user consent might use Corda.

Corda vs Hyperledger Fabric: What’s the difference?

Both Corda and Hyperledger Fabric are open source. Hyperledger Fabric is most known for its modular architecture, which makes it valuable to a variety of industries. Corda is used in highly regulated industries and finds many of its use cases in financial services. Capital markets, applications with rules set by the GDPR, digital currencies—these applications use Corda. You can read more about how these blockchain technologies compare here.