- AWS has extended AMB Access support to the Polygon network.
- The move promises to revolutionize the process of building Polygon DApps.
- This article explains how the landmark AWS support will be a boon for the Polygon ecosystem.
Amazon’s role in hosting crypto nodes through its cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is well documented, playing host to about 32% of all Ethereum nodes per data from ethernodes.org at the time of writing. But Amazon’s involvement in crypto does not end there.
Through AWS, the firm also makes building on blockchains easier through Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) Access. AWS recently extended this service to the Polygon blockchain, promising to make building decentralized applications (DApps) on the network easier than ever.
But before understanding how this new service benefits Polygon, it is necessary to understand the AMB Access service.
What is the AMB Access Service?
Building and maintaining Web3 applications is no cakewalk. For developers with limited resources, the cost of maintaining nodes, extracting blockchain data, and developing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is often an insurmountable barrier. Enter AMB Access.
AMB Access allows developers to interact with supported blockchains without building or maintaining infrastructure. As such, the service reduces the cost and complexity of building applications on the blockchain, making Web3 more accessible to a broad range of developers.
Before now, AMB Access was only available for the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. However, on Sunday, November 26, AWS announced that it was extending the service to the Polygon mainnet and Mumbai testnet by popular demand.
How AMB Access Benefits Polygon
AMB Access will likely be a boon for the Polygon network by attracting more developers to the ecosystem. Developers who have longed to leverage the network’s fast transactions and low fees for blockchain-based solutions can now do so with less complexity and cost.
According to AWS, for developers, the AMB Access support translates to faster product shipping time, automated scaling, and reliable infrastructure.
“We're thrilled to see AWS support Polygon PoS through AMB Access, which further streamlines the development of scalable and mainstream applications,” Polygon Labs enthused in a statement.
According to Polygon Labs, several projects are already being built with AMB Access for Polygon. These include Magic, a wallet-as-a-service provider; Mystic Moose, an indie game developer; and Oasis Pro, a blockchain infrastructure provider.
On the Flipside
- Google offers a service similar to AMB Access called Blockchain Node Engine. However, the service only supports the Ethereum network.
- AWS and Polygon Labs recently announced a collaboration on a Web3 accelerator program.
Why This Matters
The extension of AMB Access to Polygon has the potential to bring a flurry of developers and applications to the Polygon network that can boost network activity and value.
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