Blockchain Startup Fluree Launches JavaScript Library

Announcements, Blockchain, News | May 28, 2020 By:

Blockchain startup Fluree has announced the release of a new feature that enables developers to launch a version of Fluree as an in-memory, code-resident data source for front-end applications, enabling sub-millisecond data delivery.

Based in North Carolina, Fluree offers a decentralized platform for enterprises to create better, more efficient software applications and a blockchain database that securely powers them to scale. The firm’s technology has two components: FlureeDL, an immutable distributed ledger which secures every update with blockchain cryptography in a chronology of events, and FlureeDB, a graph database optimized to build applications on top of FlureeDL.

The new feature, called Fluree JavaScript Library, will allow Fluree to bring the benefits of its immutable graph database directly to front-end development. The feature, which is included in Fluree V0.13.0, removes the overwhelming complexity of retrieving data in today’s legacy, microservice and API-driven architectures and enables developers to deliver blockchain-secured data to applications at unprecedented speed.

“Between its immutable ledger for data changes, SmartFunctions for programmatic control over data upgrades and reads and the new JavaScript Library, Fluree continues to revolutionize a data-management industry that has been static for 40 years,” the company said. “The old development stack, where one app sits on one database, will not scale into the data-centric future, where companies will build lightweight applications atop semantic, blockchain-secured data sources for optimal decision making.”

According to the firm, Fluree JavaScript Library removes the need for queries to run through an API or discovery layer, facilitating a list of benefits necessary to build the graph- and blockchain-driven app of tomorrow. These include building apps that are less buggy with reliable data, leveraging real-time data subscriptions with no-fetch code, automatically secure front-end apps (data-centric security), and increase server availability with more resilient CDN, among others.

Brian Platz, co-founder and co-CEO of Fluree, said that developers are at the choke point between legacy infrastructures and the blockchain-driven apps of the future.

“Layers of data retrieval result in unreliable data, buggy apps, security vulnerabilities and excessive overhead,” Platz said. “By removing the need for these extra layers, Fluree JavaScript Library enables lightning-fast query responses and opens up a path to real-time applications with no additional overhead.”