You can write an application that is deployed on open source Corda and individual firms on the enterprise version can interoperate with those who are using open source. This offers a really nice balance. You are safe at all times in the knowledge that enterprise and open source are interoperable and compatible.
Richard Gendal Brown, Chief Technology Officer, R3
Corda is an open source blockchain platform that enables businesses to transact directly and in strict privacy using smart contracts, reducing transaction and record-keeping costs and streamlining business operations.
In a world of permission-less blockchain platforms, in which all data is shared with all parties, Corda’s strict privacy model allows businesses to transact securely and seamlessly.
R3 delivers two interoperable and fully compatible distributions of the platform – Corda, a free download based on the code available on GitHub; and Corda Enterprise, an enterprise blockchain platform which offers features and services fine-tuned for modern-day businesses.
With Corda, organizations can:
Corda Enterprise harnesses the core elements of Corda so that businesses can get up and running quickly and efficiently.
Handle 600 transactions per second (TPS) and validate and enhance your setup with the performance test suite.
Process and store data on a ledger that is relevant to you and eliminate scalability issues.
Transaction history is shared on a need to know basis. Multiple nodes can be hosted inside the corporate firewall. HSM integration ensures protection for signing keys.
Packaged integration with mission critical systems and database technologies that underpin your business.
100% compatible and interoperable with Corda open source and enables blockchain networks of all kinds to transact with one another.
Deploy Corda Enterprise easily on any cloud solution and quickly stand-up new nodes with Docker.
The ability to host nodes behind corporate firewalls, combined with the additional deployment and support services build on Corda Enterprise’s strength in delivering interoperability, security and privacy and will help to scale up the network as the ecosystem grows.
Corda Enterprise allows us to provide native interoperability to our existing and prospective banking partners as well as an easy integration with the leading trade finance platforms being launched such as Contour and Marco Polo…
Corda Enterprise is the ideal solution to enable our vision of frictionless peer-to-peer micro-lending and support our goal of extending finance to the underbanked populations of South-East Asia.
Founding Partner, I Am Consulting Group