Amazon Managed Blockchain
Management Guide

This is prerelease documentation for a service in preview release. It is subject to change. To sign up for the preview, visit the Amazon Managed Blockchain Preview page. For help or questions, send email to: amazon-managed-blockchain-help@amazon.com

What Is Amazon Managed Blockchain?

Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service for creating and managing blockchain networks using Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum open source frameworks (only Hyperledger Fabric is available during preview). Blockchain allows you to build applications where multiple parties can securely and transparently run transactions and share data without the need for a trusted, central authority.

You can create a Managed Blockchain network using the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI, or the Managed Blockchain SDK to create a scalable blockchain network quickly and efficiently. Managed Blockchain scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. After the network is up and running, Managed Blockchain also simplifies network management tasks. Managed Blockchain manages your certificates, lets you invite new members to join the network with a single click or command, and tracks operational metrics such as compute, memory, and storage resources. Managed Blockchain also can replicate an immutable copy of your blockchain network activity into Amazon QLDB, a fully managed ledger database, outside of the network. This lets you efficiently analyze network activity and identify trends for insight.

This guide covers the fundamentals of creating and working with resources in a Managed Blockchain network.

About the Preview Release

Managed Blockchain is currently a preview release and available only in us-east-1, US East (N. Virginia). You must sign up to participate. For more information and to sign up, see Amazon Managed Blockchain Preview. For additional information, see Prerequisites and Considerations and Known Issues and Limits.

Your participation in this preview is subject to the AWS Service Terms, including Section 1.10 (Beta Service Participation). You should not use the preview version of Amazon Managed Blockchain for production workloads. Please note that Content you write or provide to an Amazon Managed Blockchain network (for example, the name of your membership in the network) will be accessible to other users of the network. We reserve the right to delete any Content, network or other resources from the preview without notice, but we will try to give you notice so that your evaluation is not adversely impacted.

How to Get Started with Managed Blockchain

We recommend the following resources to get started developing blockchain applications using Managed Blockchain:

  • Key Concepts: Blockchain Networks, Members, and Peer Nodes

    This guide helps you understand the fundamental building blocks of a Managed Blockchain network. It also tells you how to identify and communicate with resources, regardless of the blockchain framework that you're using.

  • Get Started Creating a Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Network Using Amazon Managed Blockchain

    This lets you try Managed Blockchain. You create your first network, set up a Hyperledger Fabric client, and use the open source Hyperledger Fabric peer CLI to query and update the ledger. You also invite another member, get them set up, and then query and update the ledger. You can get your first Hyperledger Fabric blockchain application up and running in a short time.

  • Hyperledger Fabric v1.2 Documentation

    The open source documentation for Hyperledger Fabric is a starting point for key concepts and the architecture of the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network that you build using Managed Blockchain. As you develop your blockchain application, you can reference this document for key tasks and code samples.