Sextant automates the deployment and management of enterprise blockchain infrastructure, and currently supports the open-source Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledgers.
Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client designed to be enterprise-friendly for both public and private permissioned network use cases. It can also be ran on test networks such as Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Görli. Hyperledger Besu includes several consensus algorithms including PoW, and PoA (IBFT, IBFT 2.0, Etherhash, and Clique). Its comprehensive permissioning schemes are designed specifically for use in a consortium environment.
Hyperledger Sawtooth offers a flexible and modular architecture separates the core system from the application domain, so smart contracts can specify the business rules for applications without needing to know the underlying design of the core system. Hyperledger Sawtooth supports a variety of consensus algorithms, including Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) and Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET).
BTP Paralos is a freely available, enterprise-grade distribution of Hyperledger Sawtooth. BTP Paralos is 100% open source and is based on Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.1.5 and Sawtooth PBFT 1.0.1. BTP is committed to contributing any BTP Paralos enhancements or refinements to these upstream projects.
The code is hosted on GitHub and freely available, prebuilt Docker images are published periodically on Docker Hub.