Hyperledger Besu

Build on Hyperledger Besu the Easy Way

Kaleido simplifies Hyperledger Besu 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

Hyperledger Besu

is

What it is

A Powerful, Flexible Platform for Hyperledger Besu Development

Hyperledger Besu is an Open Source project designed with a modular architecture to meet the requirements of Enterprise Ethereum projects. Originally incubated under codename Pantheon, Kaleido collaborated closely with the original PegaSys engineering team throughout the project within the ConsenSys ecosystem of projects.

Having an independent codebase, written from scratch in Java with Enterprise in mind, provides great opportunities for innovation for this fast paced project. Hyperledger Besu is ready for your Enterprise network workloads.

Secure Permissioning

Leverage the most advanced permissioning functionality to easily manage account and node whitelisting, smart contracts and authenticated JSON-RPC calls.

Dependable Privacy

Ensure state consistency and have direct control over shared private data with flexible privacy groups.

Familiar Tooling

Intuitive features to deliver easy on-boarding and scalability, like Java based tools.

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Kaleido is the preferred migration partner working with ConsenSys to ensure continuation of the Quorum Blockchain service. If you’re interested in continuing your service by migrating to Kaleido, please contact our team and we'll be happy to assist.

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

Hyperledger Besu, Simplified

Besu is an Ethereum implementation purpose-built for enterprise use. Like the other Ethereum implementations, Besu is also compliant with the Ethereum yellow paper. Implemented in Java, Besu has a robust code base lineage that should give enterprise IT teams a relatively easy time to review for security.

Consensus

Enterprise blockchain networks require efficient consensus algorithms, with high throughput characteristics, built-in permissioning, and predictable behaviour.

  • Clique PoA: Provides byzantine fault tolerance, coping with large numbers of permissioned signers through a simple and effective strategy of deciding on block proposers, optimised to minimize (but not prevent) short-lived forks
  • Istanbul Byzantine Fault Tolerance (IBFT): Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus algorithm, with immediate finality, and permissioning

Hyperledger Besu is Open Source, Java based and Apache 2.0 licensed.

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 and Digital Asset Solutions on Hyperledger Besu

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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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Common Questions about Hyperledger Besu

What is Hyperledger Besu?

Hyperledger Besu is an open-source, Ethereum-compatible blockchain protocol maintained and supported by the Hyperledger Foundation. It can be run on either public or private networks and is designed to be scalable, flexible, and secure, making it a popular choice for businesses looking to build and deploy blockchain dapps.

Hyperledger Besu is fully EVM-compatible, which means it can run all existing Ethereum dApps and smart contracts. It also supports various Ethereum consensus algorithms, including Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Authority (PoA). In addition, Hyperledger Besu provides a range of advanced features and tools, such as permissioning and privacy, that are useful for customizing the blockchain to meet specific business needs.

Hyperledger Besu is widely used in the enterprise blockchain space and has been adopted by a number of major companies across a variety of use cases, including supply chain management, financial services, and digital identity.

Is Hyperledger Besu free?

Yes, Hyperledger Besu is a free and open-source software project developed and maintained by the Hyperledger Foundation. It is released under the Apache 2.0 license, which allows users to freely use, modify, and distribute the software for any purpose. You can download and install the latest version of Hyperledger Besu on the Besu Github.

Even though Hyperledger Besu itself is free, any application built with Besu will need to be deployed before it can be widely used in a production environment. Kaleido's platform makes it easy to deploy a Besu based solution across clouds and geographies, while also providing a full suite of tools that simplify Besu development, helping you to build faster.

What are the benefits of Hyperledger Besu?

The main benefits of using Hyperledger Besu include:

  1. Ethereum compatibility: Hyperledger Besu is fully Ethereum-compatible, which means it can run all existing Ethereum dApps and smart contracts. This makes it easy for developers who are already familiar with the Ethereum platform to build and deploy dApps on Hyperledger Besu.
  2. Advanced features and tools: Hyperledger Besu provides a range of advanced features and tools, such as permissioning and privacy, that can be used to customize the blockchain to meet specific business requirements. This makes it a versatile platform for building and deploying dApps for a wide range of use cases.
  3. Choice of consensus algorithms: Hyperledger Besu supports various Ethereum consensus algorithms, including Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Authority (PoA). This gives developers flexibility in choosing the most appropriate consensus algorithm for their dApp or smart contract.
  4. Scalability: Hyperledger Besu is designed to be scalable, which means it can handle a large number of transactions and users without experiencing performance issues. This makes it a suitable platform for building and deploying dApps for use by large organizations or for use in high-volume transactions.
  5. Security: Hyperledger Besu is designed to be secure, with a number of built-in security features to protect against attacks and unauthorized access. This makes it a reliable platform for building and deploying dApps that handle sensitive or proprietary data.

What is the difference between Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric?

Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric are both designed to support Enterprise blockchain applications, but the key difference between them is that Besu is an Ethereum client and Fabric is not. This means that Besu is fully EVM-compatible and supports both public and private networks. Fabric only supports private networks, and executes business logic via Chaincode rather than smart contracts.