Google Brings Blockchain Developer Tools to Its Cloud Platform with New Partnerships
Search giant Google has announced partnerships with blockchain startups Digital Asset and BlockcApps to build DLT solutions on its cloud platform.
The company hopes that clients will be able to explore DLT open-source integrations with Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum on the GCP Marketplace.
According to the official announcement, Google Cloud will team up with BlockApps to integrate a full stack technology solution to build on top of blockchains. The Blockapps technology is called STRATO, and it is an Ethereum-based protocol that will allow for versatility in programming language and scalability.
On the same note, Google’s partnership with Digital Asset will see the latter integrate its blockchain solutions and developer tools to the cloud platform.
With this partnership, developers would be able to access a comprehensive suite of tools and services to build, test and deploy distributed ledger applications on-demand and without having to configure the underlying platform.
Earlier in April, Digital Asset announced a developer program for its enterprise smart contract language, called the Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML). It describes DAML as “a uniquely powerful, intuitive smart contract language specifically designed for use in distributed ledger applications that align financial business processes between organizations.”
Google Cloud is joining the private beta of the developer program, giving Solution Architects across Google access to the DAML SDK (Software Development Kit) Developer Preview to explore blockchain applications with their clients.
Furthermore, Digital Asset, in collaboration with Google Cloud, has expanded the developer program to include the DAML Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on Google Cloud Platform. The DAML PaaS is a fully-managed solution that developers can use to test and deploy DLT applications, accessible through Google Cloud’s Orbiter application marketplace technologies. Together with the DAML SDK, this will offer developers an end-to-end toolkit to build and deploy sophisticated distributed applications.
“We are delighted to innovate with Digital Asset in the distributed ledger space,” said Leonard Law, Head of Financial Services Platform at Google Cloud. “DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.”