Enabling Blockchain with Crosscode Panoptics

Posted by Soumik Sakar on Jan 22, 2018 5:59:13 PM

What is Crosscode Panoptics?

Crosscode Panoptics alleviates the risk of making IT changes by automating key analytical processes. This helps your company move quickly when implementing new solutions, lines of business, or integrating systems with acquired companies. Crosscode is the most powerful analytics solution that will help a company stay one step ahead of the competition.

For a large business, relying on manual labor to update organizational frameworks is costly and time-consuming. Crosscode gives you more control to make changes as painless as possible.

Crosscode Panoptics is a patent-pending platform which shows the impact of any IT change instantly and helps a company avoid collateral damage. It accomplishes this through three powerful tools.

Enterprise dependency framework – Crosscode automatically generates a dependency map that contains every application and database that your organization uses. This provides you with an uber view of all your organization’s IT assets which are always up to date and ready to use.

Architectural decomposition - The components of applications and databases are connected in many different ways. Crosscode’s architectural decomposition view shows you these connections instantly and the effects that a change to one component can cause. This prevents you from making one small change that causes a chain reaction throughout other applications.

Impact analysis -Understanding the impact a change will have is essential to IT planning. Crosscode's Impact analysis allows you to select specific components and visualize how changing even one method will affect other applications. After running the analysis, you can print the results in the right format for the job.

What is blockchain technology?

The blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that records transactions between two parties in a verifiable and permanent manner without the need for a central governing body. The open ledger is programmed to trigger transactions automatically hence; contracts can be stored in transparent and openly shared databases where they are safe from revision, tampering, and deletion.

The underlying blockchain technology has the capability to shift the way economies are set up and how businesses operate. There are many benefits that a company can reap from using this technology. It increases process efficiency by eliminating unnecessary intermediaries. Without unnecessary intermediaries, a company has leaner procedures to perform tasks and achieve quality outputs. This saves time as well as costs. With it's distributed ledger technology, blockchain has the potential to reduce conflicts within organizations. Blockchain has the potential to increase revenue and customer satisfaction by enabling new business models altogether.

Hindrance to adoption of blockchain within an organization

To take advantage of blockchain technologies, organizations will need to make significant changes to their existing applications. However, these take considerable time and resources to execute - a substantial portion of which is spent in the analysis phase. All analysis is done manually today.

A key problem of any application change today is the complexity of existing applications. Often, the application landscape of the company consists of applications and databases from various different departments with their own development teams. Mergers and acquisitions are also a source of addition to the application inventory. With such desperate teams working in their own silos, with dead code and stale documentation, the process of analyzing a change and determining it's impact consumes the majority of time and resources in such a project.

The need for such large upfront investment required for adapting existing applications to blockchain might slow down this adoption in some organizations while stopping it altogether in others.

In such a scenario, cutting down the cost of application changes will be crucial to the adoption of blockchain and reaping all its benefits. Organizations which realize this will be in a better position to beat it's competition in the long run.

How Crosscode enables the Blockchain Technology

Crosscode Panoptics does the work of thousand analysts in seconds by analyzing application code line by line to create a real-time map of application dependencies. Through this analysis, you will be able to see what a change to one system will impact on your entire IT architecture. Through the use of Crosscode Panoptics, you save time on analyzing your application architecture and can identify which ones are right to migrate to the blockchain platform and the code that should be changed to make adapting the blockchain technology easier.

To identify the processes and related applications within your organization that can be moved to the blockchain technology, you can use the Crosscode dependency graph to look for a few attributes. These include whether multiple applications share data, whether multiple applications update the same data store, if there is a requirement for verification and whether intermediate applications can be removed.

Crosscode is easy to set up. Organizations can deploy Crosscode in a matter of minutes by deploying the CSAgent on all their servers. Once deployed, CSAgent reads the application and database structures and sends it to the Crosscode servers for processing. The Crosscode server processes data coming from all these servers and creates the applications dependency maps. These maps can then be accessed from a user's laptop using a browser.

Conclusion

IT application changes is time-consuming, complicated and a significant hindrance to any new IT initiative like migrating to the blockchain. With Crosscode, not only can you eliminate the time required to analyze the impact of such a change thus reducing the barrier to entry to blockchain, Crosscode can also help you identify applications that are potential candidates for migrating to the blockchain.

Topics: Analysis, Crosscode, blockchain