A Performance Evaluation of Off-chain Solutions Based on Distributed Storage Systems


  • Filipe Herculano Rocha Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)
  • Allysson Allex Araújo Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC)
  • Pamella Soares Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)
  • Raphael Lima Saraiva Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)
  • Jerffeson Teixeira de Souza Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)




Off-chain strategies based on distributed storage systems have been approached towards overcoming blockchain's scalability issues. Despite both academic and market relevance, we identified a research gap regarding the performance comparison between the well-known IPFS, Sia, and Swarm systems. Given this opportunity, we carried out a pioneer experimental evaluation aiming to contribute to the aggregation of information that could support the decision of adopting off-chain solutions. We concluded that each system stood out in different ways, depending on the project's particularities and the evaluated metrics.


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How to Cite

Rocha, F. H., Araújo, A. A., Soares, P., Saraiva, R. L., & de Souza, J. T. (2021). A Performance Evaluation of Off-chain Solutions Based on Distributed Storage Systems. ISys - Brazilian Journal of Information Systems, 14(1), 04–23. https://doi.org/10.5753/isys.2021.808



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