Azure Blockchain Service

Build, govern and expand consortium blockchain networks

The foundation for blockchain apps in the cloud

Build, govern and expand blockchain networks at scale. Azure Blockchain Service Preview simplifies the formation, management and governance of consortium blockchain networks so you can focus on business logic and app development.

Deploy fully managed blockchain networks in a few simple clicks

Govern at scale with built-in governance and codeless consortia management

Build blockchain apps with confidence using the dev tools you love and the apps you rely on today

Capture, react to and store ledger data off-chain using blockchain data manager for end-to-end solutions

Simple blockchain network deployment and operations

Create and configure consortium blockchain infrastructure quickly and offload network management while maintaining the ability to update over time.

See how to build your blockchain network

Built-in consortium management

Get full node management and govern consortia at scale. Modular controls provide easy member onboarding, codeless permissioning and simplified policy enforcement.

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Easy blockchain data publishing

Build end-to-end solutions using blockchain data manager. Get flexible, reliable and scalable data streaming and application integration with a few clicks. Monitor your smart contracts, react to transactions and events and stream on-chain data to off-chain data stores.

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Open and extensible design

Build blockchain applications with confidence on an open, flexible platform that integrates with the dev tools, data sources and applications you already use.

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Innovate with confidence

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Azure Blockchain Service offers simple per-node pricing

Customise your blockchain network infrastructure while keeping costs predictable.

Azure Blockchain Service is now available in two tiers. Basic provides a cost-optimised environment for developing and testing your blockchain apps. Standard can be used to run production blockchain networks with built-in high availability.

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Customers are doing great things with blockchain on Azure

Reimagining shared processes in the cloud

J.P. Morgan uses Azure to strengthen Quorum and accelerate blockchain adoption in enterprise.

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Getting more mileage out of loyalty points

Singapore Airlines uses Azure to convert customers’ airline miles into blockchain-based tokens that can be spent across a network of retail partners.

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Generating real-time royalty insights

Microsoft uses blockchain to compute royalty statements for Xbox game publishers in hours, not months.

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Tracing coffee from farm to pour

Starbucks uses Azure to empower small-hold farmers and track its products from bean to barista.

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Start building with Azure Blockchain Service

Get instant access and a $200 credit when you sign up for an Azure free account.
Deploy Azure Blockchain Service using quickstart resources from the Azure engineering team.

Tutorials, sample code and app development guidance

5 minute quickstarts

Quickly deploy your first blockchain network through the Azure portal or Azure CLI.

Easily configure your transaction nodes’ security access through the Azure portal or Azure CLI.

Configure blockchain data manager to capture, transform and deliver blockchain data to destinations of your choosing.

Explore cloud development patterns

Watch these Block Talk episodes to learn how to build and configure your blockchain workloads.

Accelerate development with code samples

Connect any user interface, integrate with existing systems and simplify smart contract DevOps using the Azure Blockchain Development Kit.

Azure Blockchain Service updates, blogs and announcements

Frequently asked questions about Azure Blockchain Service

  • Our Basic offering is for customers who want to use Azure Blockchain Service for development, testing and proof of concepts. The Standard tier is targeted for production blockchain solutions, providing the high availability and performance required for scalable blockchain solutions in the cloud.
  • Azure Blockchain Service provides 99.9 percent availability, including automatic patching of the host operating system and ledger software for critical updates. Support is available through qualified Azure support plans.
  • Yes. Azure Blockchain Workbench is a great tool for prototyping applications on Azure Blockchain Service.
  • Azure Blockchain Service is integrated with Microsoft serverless and codeless development tools. Gallery templates for both Microsoft Flow and Azure Logic Apps connectors make it easy to send data to and from the ledger via microservices, databases or events.
  • Azure Blockchain Service is integrated with both Visual Studio Code and Azure DevOps. Using the Visual Studio Code extension, write, test, debug and deploy your contracts locally to a private chain or to public blockchain networks. Automatically generate and execute tests within the extension. Everything you do in Visual Studio Code connects with Azure DevOps to deliver DevOps build and release pipelines and apply access control and policies.

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