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Solution Comparison for Blockchain Cloud Services From Leading Public Cloud Providers

Published: 12 April 2019

ID: G00370220

Analyst(s): Marco Meinardi


Technical professionals in charge of blockchain projects want to leverage public cloud services to achieve scale and reduce management overhead. This document assesses blockchain cloud services from Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

Solution Assessments

  • Alibaba Cloud
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Google
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • IBM
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Oracle
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

  • Recognize the Trade-Offs of Blockchain Cloud Services
  • Prioritize Managed Services Over Self-Hosted Services
  • Choose Vendors That Support the Ledger Technology of Your Choice
  • Prioritize Vendors That Support Multiple Ledger Technologies
  • Scrutinize the Capabilities of Ledger-Agnostic Services
  • Prioritize Vendors That Are Directly Involved in Production Blockchain Use Cases
  • Look Over the Available Documentation
  • Look for Secure Integrations With the Vendor’s Cloud Platform
  • Plan for a Longer Pilot Phase

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
  • Criteria

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