Digital Asset Partners With Amazon AWS Aurora on Smart Contract Language Interoperability

Digital Asset has partnered with Amazon Web Services Aurora to make its open-source smart contract language more interoperable.

Blockchain software firm Digital Asset has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Aurora to make its open-source smart contract language Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML) more interoperable. The partnership was revealed in a press release acquired by a Cointelegraph correspondent at the IMN Synchronize Europe Conference in London on June 18.

The partnership will enable multi-platform DAML support for various blockchain networks, notably including Hyperledger Fabric and blockchain consortium R3’s Corda, both specifically cited in the press release.

Introduced in April 2016, DAML is an expressive language designed for financial institutions and enterprises to model and execute agreements through distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Digital Asset’s cooperation with AWS Aurora — Amazon’s cloud storage engine — will enable firms to build applications using DAML and later add them to various blockchain networks. The integration — to be available as of July — is reportedly enabled by Blockchain Technology Partners’ (BTP) management platform Sextant, available on the AWS Marketplace.

This will be possible without a change of code, and ostensibly mean that companies do not have to commit to one specific ledger before building infrastructure, the press release notes.

After open-sourcing DAML this April, Digital Asset soon announced it was integrating the language with Hyperledger Sawtooth, a modular platform for distributed ledgers, likewise enabled via a collaboration with BTP.

The press release notes that integration with Fabric was commercially enabled by HACERA’s Unbounded Network, which connects public and permissioned blockchains across clouds.

That same month, Digital Asset partnered with major cloud computing company VMware to integrate DAML with the latter’s blockchain platform.

As reported, Amazon has for its part released its own managed blockchain service this April via AWS. This blockchain-as-a-service allows users to create and maintain blockchains with more ease on the Ethereum and Hyperledger networks by automating certain aspects of blockchain management.

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