The Solana Archival Nodes of Coinbase Cloud are capable of simulating the blockchain state at any previous time in the chain’s history, performing complicated searches, and examining historical address balances.
The dedicated Solana infrastructure service offered by Coinbase Cloud is being expanded to include Solana Archival Nodes. Builders can now access and validate data and transaction information from the Solana blockchain thanks to Coinbase Cloud’s earlier launch of safe, dedicated Solana infrastructure nodes via Query & Transact.
Solana’s high throughput design (about 2-3 blocks/sec) and enormous data footprint (around 100TB for all historical data) make managing archival nodes in a scalable way difficult.
The Coinbase cloud team expresses enthusiasm for their role in enabling developers to create better goods and services that support the development of the Solana community.
The Solana Archival Node is designed for Solana developers to let Coinbase Cloud handle the labor-intensive tasks and give them access to the necessary archival data according to the Coinbase blog. The company added that a thorough understanding of the Solana network was used in the construction of the archiving node.
Coinbase operated one of the first validators on Solana on the Tour de Sol testnet, and have since been running validator and read/write node infrastructure. The multi-cloud, multi-region infrastructure of Their Cloud is designed to reduce the risk of downtime and give you instant access to your data.
Solana is an open source, high-performance, permissionless blockchain that prioritizes transaction throughput—the capacity to process a significant number of transactions in a brief period of time—by utilizing highly scalable technology. Solana can handle more than 50,000 transactions per second at the moment.
Infrastructure that is safe, dependable, and simple to use is essential for the Solana ecosystem to continue to thrive. Since many use cases, including trading, benefit from its high throughput capacity, Coinbase Cloud and the Solana team have worked closely together to maintain the network as it grows and scales safely.
Coinbase expanded the range of their Solana products by adding Solana Archival Nodes to better support developers interested in building on the blockchain platform for smart contracts.