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Blockchain Development

What is Hyperledger? A Comprehensive Guide for Development

written by Nitin Garg | Jan 04, 2022
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The industry is growing more and more every day, people are introducing new terms and technologies to make human life more convenient. Now, these days one technology is known for everything and present everywhere you must hear about Blockchain ?. Is hyperledger also a blockchain-based platform? 

Hyperledger is an open-source blockchain framework that allows developers to develop and distribute ledgers. It allows the development of blockchain-based products, solutions, and applications.

  • Hyperledger is an enterprise-grade, distributed ledger framework. 
  • It was developed in 2015 by the Linux foundation
  • It is supported by IBM, Visa, American Express, Samsung, Microsoft, and Intel. In these collaborations supply chain management, banking, and financial services and IoT are the main important fields. 
  • It is used to improve efficiency, performance, and transactions in the business. 
  • Fabric 2.0 was released in 2020 & the main feature of this technology is faster transaction processing and smart contracts. 

Types of Hyperledger Blockchain

Although there are many hyperledger programs developed by companies, These all programs are categorized in two points- 

  • DLT Frameworks
  • Tools

DLT Frameworks

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a digital system or process to monitor and record transactions of assets. This record can be stored at different places so no one can get access to use it. 

DLT frameworks are used to develop hyperledger protocols and run them successfully and securely. 

Mainly there are 6 DLT frameworks developed to use

  1. Hyperledger Sawtooth
  2. Hyperledger Iroha
  3. Hyperledger Fabric
  4. Hyperledger Burrow 
  5. Hyperledger Indy
  6. Hyperledger Besu

  1. Hyperledger Sawtooth

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open-source enterprise blockchain service platform that can offer customized smart contracts without needing to know the underline design of the core system. This is a modular platform developed and led by Intel corporation to build and deploy a private distributed ledger. 

  1. Hyperledger Iroha

Hyperledger Iroha is a business  blockchain-based platform that is developed for infrastructure projects that need distributed ledger. This is similar to a shared database that works similarly to a shared database. This project is led by Soramitsu corporation. At this platform mobile application developers and C++ developers can participate and contribute to Hyperledger. Hyperledger Iroha is a permissions platform that is developed in C++. It has pree defined commands, query & permission to develop.

  1. Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain-based open-source framework. Developed and hosted by Linux Foundation digital asset purposes. Hyperledger fabric is a permission network, all the participating member’s identity is known, authorized, and verified. It was initiated by IBM for enterprise solutions. 

  1. Hyper ledger Burrow

Hyperledger Burrow is the fourth DLT framework, which is an open-source framework to develop permissioned blockchain-based smart contracts. Hyperledger Burrow is sponsored by Monax and Co-sponsored by Intel. Minx is one of the well-known permission blockchains on the Ethereum framework. 

  1. Hyperledger Indy

Hyperledger Indy is an open sources platform developed for the creation of decentralized identity. Hyperledger library is used by the developers to create hidden identity solutions. 

  1.  Hyperledger Besu

Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum based client. It is designed to be enterprise-friendly for both enterprises and the public. Hyperledger Besu is also a permissioned network platform. It can be run over several networks like Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Gorli for testing purposes. 

Hyperledger Tools

Hyper ledger incubate promotes many blockchain-based tools, mainly we have 7 tools.

1. Hyperledger Avalon

2. Hyperledger Bevel

3. Hyperledger Cactus

4. Hyperledger Caliper

5. Hyperledger Cello

6. Hyperledger Explorer

7. Hyperledger Firefly 

Hyperledger Avalon 

Hyperledger Avalon is an open-source platform based on blockchain technology. Avalon is a trusted computer specification introduced by Etherum enterprises Alliances. ledger of independent implementation. It enables the secure movement of blockchain processing which is the main chain dedicated to computed resources. 

Hyperledger Bevel

It is one of the high and top-rated projects developed by Hyperledger corporation led by Linux. hyperledger Bevel is a development tool that helps developers to create secure, scalable, and monitor it. It accelerates DLT Network development. 

Hyperledger Cactus

Cactus is a web application system introduced and designed for users to secure the integration of different blockchains. It had a large set of data models, libraries, and SDK to accelerate development. 

Hyperledger Caliper

Hyperledger Caliper is a blockchain benchmark tool, it allows users to measure the performance of the blockchain implementations with a set of predefined use cases. 

One of the most concerning features from blockchain users.  Till now there is not a general tool that can help server performance and evaluations.  

Hyperledger Cello

Hyperledger Cello is a provision and operating system that helps to manage blockchain. Hyperledger Cello is a tool kit that helps to manage blockchain in a more efficient way.  

Hyperledger Explorer

Hyperledger Explorer is an open-source tool that is used to develop a User-Friendly WebApplication interface.  These web applications are blockchain-based sp the information is stored in Hyperledger Explorer. 

Hyperledger Firefly 

Hyperledger Firefly is a multiparty system for the data flow powered by blockchain. This allows the development of blockchain-based applications for enterprises. 

How to build Hyperledger Blockchain ?

For better knowledge and expertise, this is a must to get know about the process of Hyperledger Blockchain development. The development process consist main 5 steps- 

  1. To understand the business needs

In the development of blockchain technology, the business process is the initial requirement for any business. You need to share the problem statement and the idea and how it is going to be more popular than others. What are the solutions or technologies that are already present in the market?. 

  1. Find the perfect platform

When you are completely ready with the business needs and ideas, the second phase is to find a perfect blockchain-based platform to develop the product. It will not be an easy job. According to your business ideas and process, you need to think. 

Mainly we have two options 

  1. Use of existing platforms 
  2. Create platform from scratch
     
  1. Use of existing platforms

Developers and organizations already created various open-source platforms to help people. These are available easily and you can use these platforms for the blockchain project. You can easily develop any kind of blockchain hyper ledger. This we called clone development. One of the most famous techniques in the field of blockchain development.

  1. Create Platform from scratch 

If you have money & time then you can go with tool development from scratch. There are thousands of things like transaction fees, speed, features of the platforms, and other development things that will be taken care of by you only. Although this is one of the best things to do, it costs a lot and development takes time. 

  1. Designing nodes

Blockchain is a permissioned and permissionless development process. Also, blockchain development solutions can be private, public, and hybrid. Also, the data can be saved in the cloud, on the platform, or both. These are the nodes of the platform that are developed. 

  1. Design wireframe/ Paper Prototype/ White paper

Before moving further, this is compulsory to develop wireframes and prototypes. We develop white paper or wireframes with all the features and the process which we used to follow. This will help you with a better understanding. 

  1. Design Front End & Backend 

After developing the front end & backend, it comes to designing the front end. In which the whole User Interface part will be designed. All the things related to the user experience are also considered in it. 

In the backend part, you need to develop codes of the platform like what language you are using and where you are going to code. There are various languages also used to develop blockchain-based platforms. 

  1.  Testing

After frontend development & backend development, this is ready for testing purposes. Testing is the main process where we can measure the performance of the platform. Is it usable for the public?. What problems users are facing while using the platform. These can be measured by the Testing process only. 

  1. Launching

After the designing part if you find anything that needs to change you can do it if everything is according to your needs then you can pursue the launching phase. 

How much does it cost to Develop Hyperledger?

The development process of the hyper ledger is quite interesting to the developers. Opportunities are really high in blockchain development. It still depends on the complexity of the project and the work done. 

Mainly these costs consist of the hyper ledger development 

  1. Consultation
  2. Design 
  3. Development 
  4. Quality assurance
  5. Maintenance cost 

  1. Consultation 

Consulting companies charge 10% of the whole project cost and it will be up to $3000 for consulting your whole project. They charge for better idea development. A consulting company can always provide benefits to you. 

  1. Designing cost

In your project design cost will be around $5000 to $7000. The designing team develops the user experience, the importance of designers is really high because design attracts customers to use the platforms. 

  1. Development cost

Now we came onto development cost,  the most costly part of the hyper ledger development. Hyper ledger is a blockchain-based platform and blockchain developers are one of the highest paying jobs in the world. Their demand is too high and there are not that many blockchain developers available in the market. In the development process, easily $7000 to $10,000 can be invested.

  1. Quality assurance

Quality assurance is one of the most important factors for blockchain development. This team can completely verify your project and test it many times on various platforms. There can be about $3,000 to $40,00 as a fee. 

  1. Maintenance cost

After the process of complete development, it comes to the operational activity. Now we need some people or teams or tools to manage this platform and the core functionality of the platform. It will cost up to 25% of the whole project lump sum of $5000. 

Advantages of Hyper Ledger Fiber

Since the origin of the Hyper ledger, blockchain technology has been imported and shown performance. Here We share the main advantages 

  1. Permissioned membership 

Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned network and all the identities are known in the private part. When considering a permissioned network you should think about whether your monkey.

  1. Performance & scalability

Hyperledger Fabric is developed by a specific architect that divides the transaction into 3 phases. The 3 phases are logic processing & agreement, transaction order, and transaction validation and commitment.  

  1. Community supports 

From the involvement of small enterprises to one of the richest investors are dealing with Hyperledger corporation. It was funded by big companies like Intel, Microsoft, IBM,   JP Morgan, etc. 

Hyper ledger is one of the richest development communities. These companies had invested millions of dollars in Hyperledger. 

  1. Permissioned blockchain

Hyperledger fabric is dandeveloped for permissioned blockchain networks. Sectors like banking, government and other private sectors do not want to share data with any unauthorized person.

Read More: Hyperledger Fabric: A Blockchain Platform for the Enterprises

Disadvantages of Hyperledger Fiber 

  1. Hyperledger fabric is a permission ledger program, not a public blockchain. This does not allow complete transparency. 
  2. This is not that much-skilled program, it has limitations. 
  3. The architect of Hyperledger fiber has a complex architecture. 
  4. In the hyper ledger, fiber has minimum APIs and SDKs.

FAQ

Q. Is Hyperledger a Blockchain?

No, blockchain is a concept or technology that is implemented in various ways. It stores data in a decentralized form or in blocks. But hyperledger uses blockchain to store databases and it is dependent on the framework. 

Q. Is Hyperledger a real Blockchain?

Hyperledger is of course a real blockchain because it is a global enterprise blockchain project with all necessary features that offer framework, guidance, standard tools to build open-source blockchain-related applications. 

Q. Is Hyperledger a per missioned Blockchain?

Hyperledger is an open-source peer per missioned blockchain network. It was started by the Linux foundation back in 2015. 

Q. Is Hyperledger an open source blockchain project?

Hyperledger is an open-source blockchain-based project that provides the framework, libraries, tools to develop blockchain-based applications. 

Q. What is the average response time for hyperledger blockchain?

In the Fabric, the average time of transaction is 3K Tr/sec. 

Q. Security delivers to Enterprise Blockchain

Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 security architecture is reality native for both design and default. This is mostly secured for trade finance business logic and payload confidentiality and privacy. 

Conclusion

Hyperledger is one of the platforms that offer permission blockchain applications. Hyperledger is the main source of success for blockchain. Thousands of companies are using Hyperledger as a platform for blockchain development. In this blog, we share everything about Hyperledger. 

Nitin Garg

I am Nitin Garg Founder of BR Softech PVT LTD - an Award-winning, app, web & game development company. We are armed with 180+ geeks & 2753 clients worldwide, I have driven by the spirit of entrepreneurship and dream to build a billion-dollar-company.

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