Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project has finally released its first production Blockchain code, Fabric 1.0.
This is an implementation of blockchain technology, leveraging familiar and proven technologies. It is a modular architecture allowing pluggable implementations of various function, which features powerful container technology to host any mainstream language for smart contracts development.
In announcements on Twitter and its blog, Hyperledger, which already counts global giants such as IBM and SWIFT among its customers, called the release a “huge milestone for the community.”
Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 is a huge milestone for our community. Tell us what you think! Join the discussion on HN: https://t.co/SmSIns8pMe
— Hyperledger (@Hyperledger) 11 июля 2017 г.
Brian Behlendorf, executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, named the improved private channels of transactions, with increased reliability and bandwidth among the significant changes in the new version of the Fabric platform.
In the company's blog, Chris Ferris, Chair of Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee, expressed his pride:
The project’s maintainers felt that the time was ripe to deliver a robust initial major release with the objective of allowing consumers and vendors of technology based on Hyperledger Fabric to advance to the next stage: production deployment and operations.
Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project
He also pointed out that as well as "no open source project is ever “done,” the same can be said for Hyperledger Fabric" and there’s much, much more the company is wants to do, such as to "improve delivery of a Byzantine Fault Tolerant orderer capability, explore integration with other Hyperledger projects such as Sawtooth, Iroha, Indy and Burrow, add support for Java and other chaincode development languages, deliver additional SDKs for Go and Python, provide a recipe(s) for deployment to Kubernetes, deliver proper installers for the various development platforms".