Rather than trying to scale up blockchain technology, BigchainDB starts with a big data distributed database and then adds blockchain characteristics - decentralized control, immutability and the transfer of digital assets.

Towards One Million Writes per Second

Each write is recorded on the blockchain database without the need for Merkle Trees or sidechains. Details in our whitepaper, section 8.

Native Support of Multiassets

With no native currency on BigchainDB, any asset, token or currency can be issued.


Design your own private network with custom assets, transactions, permissions and transparency.

Rich Permissioning

Set permissions at transaction level to ensure a clear separation of duties and enforce Chinese walls.

Federation Consensus Model

Decentralized control via a federation of voting nodes makes for a super-peer P2P network.

Open Source

Open sourced to the community so that everyone can use it and build their own applications on top of it.

Public or Private

Roll out your own public or private networks for specific industry use cases.

Petabytes Capacity Coming soon

Load up hashes, metadata and files onto the BigchainDB so every asset can reside on the blockchain database.

Query Coming soon

Leverage efficient big data query capabilities out of the box.

Linear Scaling Coming soon

The more nodes added, the higher the throughput and the higher the storage capacity.

Our Roadmap

For more insight, read our whitepaper.

Made for the Decentralization Ecosystem

BigchainDB is complementary to decentralized storage, processing and communication building blocks. It can be used side by side with higher-level decentralized computing platforms and applications, and protocols for identity, financial assets, intellectual property and sidechains. BigchainDB fills a gap in the decentralized stack.

Traditional Stack

BigchainDB can be seamlessly integrated into the traditional stack as a blockchain database for decentralized timestamping, certificates, smart contracts and transactions.

Blockchain Stack

BigchainDB fills a missing gap in the emerging decentralized stack as a blockchain database that complements existing platforms, processing and file systems.

Blockchains Meet Big Data

BigchainDB combines the key benefits of distributed DBs and traditional blockchains, with an emphasis on scale.

We built BigchainDB on top of an enterprise-grade distributed DB, from which BigchainDB inherits high throughput, high capacity, a full-featured NoSQL query language, efficient querying (coming soon) and permissioning.

Bitcoin Blockchain Distributed Database
No Central Authority
Assets Over Network
High Throughput
Low Latency
High Capacity
Rich Permissioning
Query Capabilities


BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database

Read our Whitepaper