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Oracle Blockchain to improve delivery pipelines

A new Oracle blockchain – related project suggests that the database giant wants to use the distributed ledger in order to improve its internal workflows.

On April 27th, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an application titled “Managing Highly Scaling Continuous Delivery Pipelines”.

First filed in September, 2016, this application explains the use of  a “pipeline blockchain” to be used as distributed information points for product delivery processes.

The only inventor quoted on the application is Duncan Mills, a software architect for Oracle.

As detailed in the application, this project is focused on exploiting the distributed ledger ability to provide transparency in order to keep data related to each employee who is contributing to a specific work process.

This would include how they work and what their next tasks; everything happens in real time.

“By its nature, the pipeline blockchain approach provides a self-correcting mechanism for recording and reconciling the state of a pipeline after a system failure. For example, if the record store becomes unavailable, pipelines can continue to process in a fail-safe mode using peer-to-peer reconciliation of the pipeline blockchain, thus maintaining the state of the transactions for the duration of the outage.”

Oracle Blockchain security

Oracle blockchain pipeline’s concept has security system too.

For example, one project may deal with sensitive or private info.

According to the application you can read above, the use of this Oracle blockchain pipeline could allow a user to see what task he/she needs to complete “without having to return control to a central dispatcher”, potentially making their devices vulnerable to external influences.

“This is particularly important where the worker is not in a position to check back with a central dispatcher because of security constraints,” the application states.

The use of the blockchain to facilitate the secure exchange of information is anidea that Oracle has already explained in the past, including in an article wrote last year by Subramanian Iyer, or one of the firm’s senior directors.

“Clearly, blockchain has the ability to increase secure data exchange in other industries as well. It also has the ability to make that data transfer simpler and easier between entities,” he commented.

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Amelia Tomasicchio