Blockchain Indexing 101
Blockchain indexing is a process used to efficiently access and retrieve data from a blockchain. Accessing specific transactions or information can be challenging due to the blockchain's decentralized and chronological nature.
The indexing process creates a structured or indexed database from the data retrieved from the blockchain network, allowing for faster and easier queries, more structured data models and improved availability. Essentially, it organizes the data on the blockchain in a way that is more accessible and searchable.This is particularly important for dApps that need to retrieve specific pieces of data from a blockchain without having to query and parse the entire chain.
Flair is an indexing solution providing access to real-time and historical blockchain data for all EVM chains.They offer reusable indexing primitives (such as fault-tolerant RPC ingestors, custom processors and aggregations, re-org aware database integrations) to make it easy to receive, transform, store and access your on-chain data. Flair is currently working with known web3 teams like Sushiswap, LiFi, Itos Finance, Cashmere Labs, Merit Circle.
Issues Faced Before Blast Partnership
Reliability of RPC endpoints is crucial for any Web3 product or infrastructure tool. If RPC endpoints are regularly failing, this causes a ripple effect which can affect multiple stakeholders. This also means spending valuable engineering time debugging issues related to RPCs that are not the core focus for the products the teams are trying to build.
“For Flair, indexing from a reliable RPC endpoint has been the most important factor, but since the usage on our indexing solution is not predictable, the high throughput and handling peak usage will also become critical as we grow.”
Most Valuable Aspects of Blast Partnership
“Blast RPC solution is highly reliable and even in the cases where it fails, you get great support from the team to resolve them. Also, the transparent pay-as-you-go pricing model is ideal for web3 teams trying to build with confidence and flexibility.
We are onboarding more customers to use our indexing solution as we grow, we wanted to form a more long-term relationship with the Blast team. They always offer hands-on guidance and support on any issues at any scale which only boosts our confidence for continuing this relationship as we move forward.”
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