Anyone building products and services with blockchain data needs access to reliable full read/write nodes, which is why we built QT.
QT’s full nodes are used extensively by exchanges and wallets to settle and confirm trades, check an address’s current balance, and get real-time information on the status of a blockchain. But for many companies, including data, machine learning, and financial services companies, a full node is simply not enough.
QT Archival nodes take real-time data one step further by providing a complete picture of the state of a blockchain on a block-by-block basis. Unlike a full node, which only records changes in the ledger, archival nodes provide a complete historic trace record of everything happening (or not happening) on a blockchain. This complete picture is invaluable for companies doing data analysis over a time horizon, or who have detailed reporting requirements.
QT Archival offers companies fully-managed, scalable, and highly resilient archival nodes and supporting systems without the hassle and expense of maintaining them in-house. QT Archival also includes Indexers and other sidecar software for many protocol offerings. Indexers create a card catalogue of transactions and other information contained in the blockchain archive, providing customers an easier querying process and faster response times. With QT Archival, customers can replay smart contracts, explore the balance of an address over time, and run complex multi-dimensional queries.
Managing infrastructure across multiple protocols is a time-consuming process, and the complexities of archival nodes make the process even more challenging. Archival systems contain significantly more data than full nodes, requiring multiple terabytes of storage for trace and index data. QT Archival is designed to address these challenges.
Deploying new archival systems, scaling capacity, and managing failure recovery is a resource-intensive and time-consuming process for in-house management. Take Ethereum, for example. Before a new Ethereum archival node can be useful, it has to sync a block-by-block record of the chain. Without Bison Trails, this process can take upwards of two weeks. With QT Archival, an Ethereum archival node is production-ready in under eight hours—42x faster!
Time and time again we see customers are really tired of running their own infrastructure, and this is especially true for archival nodes. We are always adding new protocol-specific tooling required to provide customization Archival customers need. Customers love that Bison Trails provide them with a path to not only reduce their operational pain, but add support for new protocols to their own products and services quickly and easily.Rob Christensen, Head of DevOps
Bison Trails overcame significant obstacles to release our innovative QT Archival product.
QT Archival is built on the Bison Trails Platform, a leading platform for blockchain participation. Bison Trails removes the pain of managing blockchain infrastructure by helping teams reduce operational load and easily add support for new protocols to their products and services.
QT Archival provides:
The data a full node gives you, while very powerful, isn’t always enough for every customer. There’s different ways to slice, operate, and use blockchain data. This is why we built QT Archival. We provide optionality to serve the needs of even more companies working with blockchain data.Aaron Henshaw, Co-founder and CTO
For a full list of all 33 protocols supported by QT, visit bisontrails.co/qt.
Contact us to learn more about running dedicated archival infrastructure for your organization.
QT by Bison Trails is designed for companies and entrepreneurs building and scaling secure Web 3.0 applications today. We make it incredibly easy to have secure, highly available access to read/write node infrastructure on multiple blockchain protocols. QT provides a robust link between off-chain systems and blockchain networks; any off-chain system can use dedicated infrastructure to read and write data to the blockchain.
QT infrastructure processes billions of transactions per month, including QT Archival customers. Bison Trails is able to meet the demands of enterprise customers building applications that require consistent access to data, with high throughput, high availability, and dedicated resources.
Bison Trails is a blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company based in New York City. We built a platform for anyone who wants to participate in 25 new chains effortlessly.
We also make it easy for anyone building Web 3.0 applications to connect to blockchain data from 33 protocols with Query & Transact (QT). Our goal is for the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish by providing robust infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow.
In January, 2021, we announced Bison Trails joined Coinbase to accelerate our mission to provide easy-to-use blockchain infrastructure, now as a standalone product line. The Bison Trails platform will continue to support our customers. With Coinbase’s backing, we will enhance our infrastructure platform and make it even easier to participate in decentralized networks and build applications that connect to blockchain data.
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