Vendor Vignette: Enterprise Blockchain

Hyland Credentials

Hyland has a major commercial footprint in the higher ed market,
and its 2020 acquisition of Learning Machine should make for a
pretty straightforward integration and upsell to Hyland products and
customers. Moreover, this is one of the first major moves by a content
management company into the blockchain world and will likely spur its competitors to respond.


Attestiv caught our eye early on as a start-up that is ahead of the curve in developing practical applications that leverage blockchain. More importantly, the company has focused in on a specific industry vertical rather than taking the path of many start-ups that try to “boil the ocean.”

Salesforce Blockchain

At Deep Analysis, we have long argued that blockchain should be simplified and made easier for developers to access and implement. The low-code approach here will appeal to developers wanting to get started. More importantly, the approach lays the foundations for creating extensive, if relatively simple, trading ecosystems. The coming year will see more blockchain announcements from Salesforce.

Oracle Blockchain

Oracle is the enterprise blockchain dark horse. Its stealthy but deeply funded and well-sourced entry into the market follows Oracle’s well-established pattern: the firm has a history of first dismissing new technologies, only to work quietly and then launch into the new market with full force. …

Cisco Blockchain

This report focuses on the enterprise blockchain division within Cisco. The firm seemed intent on leveraging distributed ledgers to enhance its existing strengths at the network layer, but recently we learned that Cisco has essentially stopped investing in blockchain and plans to open-source its work to date. Intriguingly, Cisco had been promising a network-embedded option soon.