Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger in which users can validate transactions without need for an intermediary 3rd party. As a publicly available, and secure ledger it could replace traditional commercial banking as we understand it. Institutional banks are already integrating this technology as they implement their own private side-chains. As a distributed ledger, blockchain can be used for purposes outside finance, including voting systems and identity registration. Yet, Blockchain is still only one component of a full application architecture. Practical use of use of blockchain will require integration with Spark & Hadoop for analytics capabilities and MongoDB for service to real-time application loads. This talk will describe and demystify blockchain and provide integrations Spark and MongoDB to produce truly performant, innovative and robust applications.
Bryan Reinero, Product Manager, MongoDB
MongoDB Europe 2016