Cost and performance analysis on decentralized file systems for blockchain-based applications: state-of-the-art report

Aisyah Ismail, Mark Toohey, Young Choon Lee, Zhongli Dong, Albert Y. Zomaya

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Abstract

Blockchain technology is an immutable append-only decentralized ledger that theoretically makes it an ideal data storage system. The nature of blockchain design ensures stored data is reliable, trustworthy, and transparent. However, the blockchain's full-replication feature makes it ineffective to store a large volume of data directly on-chain. This paper provides a systematic review and analysis of existing decentralized file systems.

Our focus was on systems that can support large, high-frequency data writing while still providing swift and easy data retrieval for blockchain-based applications. The challenge, in our view, is to find ways to achieve those efficiency outcomes while still retaining the key decentralized features of blockchain design. With that in mind, we assessed the costs involved in using nine state-of-the-art decentralized file systems and we also considered their latency performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2022
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages230-237
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665461047
ISBN (Print)9781665461054
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Aug 202225 Aug 2022

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2022
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/08/2225/08/22

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