With VMware Blockchain, you can archive the complete transaction history of the ledger offline for an extended period in single or multiple ObjectStores.
Business or regulatory requirements drive data archiving for an extended period. The financial, government, or health care sectors are some of the sectors where data archiving is required.
In the financial sector, applications used for clearing and settlement that are running in a blockchain are required to keep data for several years. It takes an enormous amount of storage resources to save the history of high volume clearing and settlement transactions.
To address this data retention policy, VMware Blockchain provides data archiving of the ledger history in cost-efficient storage. The complete history of the blockchain is preserved in one or more independent ObjectStores.
ObjectStore is a commercial object database, a specialized type of NoSQL database designed to handle data created by applications that use object-oriented programming techniques. ObjectStore avoids the object to relational mapping overhead required when using object-oriented data with a relational database.
VMware Blockchain users can use their choice of S3 compatible ObjectStore. After the ObjectStore is set up, the user must supply the ObjectStore’s endpoint URL during the VMware Blockchaindeployment process.
All the operational aspects of the ObjectStore infrastructure such as monitoring and maintenance are the responsibility of the user.