Vol. 4 No. 1 (2024): Journal of Millimeterwave Communication, Optimization and Modelling

Interaction Between Blockchain Technology and Conventional Databases: a Systematic Literature Review

Ahmet Anıl DÜNDAR

Published 29.02.2024


Day by day, the popularity of blockchain technology is rising in the business sector. Companies that want to benefit from some of the features of blockchain like security, immutability, decentralization, and elimination of central authority, try to integrate this technology to their existing business use cases. During the integration process, companies must go over a decision process and decide whether the blockchain technology should replace the current system or the two systems should be combined. In order to successfully make the decision, developers or researchers must be aware of the blockchain's features and analyze the improvements that a change between databases and blockchain technology would bring to the existing system. In this paper, in order to provide an outline of differences between blockchain and databases and also ease the decision process that researchers or developers must undergo, we conduct a systematic literature review on the differences between blockchain and databases and possible features they would provide in a system.