Performance Evaluation of Data Transactions in Blockchain



Blockchain, Architectures, Smart contracts, Performance analysis, Application


Blockchain is an emerging technology, with a decentralized infrastructure avoiding third party dependency. Smart
contracts are one of the features of Ethereum blockchain, capable of running distributed applications in unreliable
environments, enabling process automation and being one of the most sought technologies due to the high
customization added to transactions. However, little is known about predicting the cost and execution time behavior of blockchain-based system transactions. This work aims to evaluate the performance of an Ethereum network through an application designed to analyze the cost and time of transactions that store characters in the blockchain. To meet the proposed objective, we designed an application for performing transactions with data inclusion and query on a blockchain, collecting time and cost data. As main conclusions of this work we have: the Ethereum platform proved to be inconstant in relation to the processing time of transactions on the blockchain and the application developed based on blockchain can provide a mechanism to evaluate text-type operations on Ethereum network.


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Author Biographies

Antonio Welligton dos Santos Abreu, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Mestre em Computação pela Universidade Federal do Ceará. Especialização em Redes de Computadores pelo Centro Universitário Católica de Quixadá. Bacharel em Sistemas de Informação pela Universidade Federal do Ceará.  Atualmente trabalhando no Centro Universitário Católica de Quixadá como Analista de Tecnologia da Informação, realizando suporte para o Sistema TOTVS RM (ERP). Atua também como Software Developer onde possui as certificações Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 6 Programmer (OCJP) e Oracle Certified Professional Java EE 5 Web
Component Developer (OCWCD), tendo interesse nas áreas de Sistemas ERP, Banco de Dados, Engenharia de Software e Desenvolvimento Web.

Emanuel Ferreira Coutinho, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Professor Adjunto na Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Campus Quixadá. Graduação em Ciência da Computação pela Universidade Estadual do Ceará (2000). Mestre em Ciência da Computação pela Universidade Estadual do Ceará (2003), trabalhando com grafos, escalonamento e roteamento de veículos. Doutor em Ciência da Computação pela Universidade Federal do Ceará (2014), trabalhando com Computação em Nuvem, métricas e análise de desempenho da elasticidade. Suas áreas de interesse são Computação em Nuvem, Análise de Desempenho, Sistemas de Informação e Engenharia de Software.

Carla Ilane Moreira Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Professora adjunta da Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) do Campus Quixadá e é membro do Programa de Pós Graduação em Computação (PCOMP) do Campus UFC Quixadá. Doutorado em Ciência da Computação pela Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC (2016) e mestrado em Informática Aplicada pela Universidade de Fortaleza - UNIFOR (2009). Atuou como Analista de Sistemas com experiência nas áreas de Melhoria de Processos de Software e Testes de Software. Atuou também como implementadora MPSBr pela UNIFOR em diversas empresas do Ceará.  Possui interesse em Qualidade de Software, Linhas de Produto de Software, Engenharia de Software Experimental,
Refatoração, Manutenção de Software e Sistemas Autoadaptativos.


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How to Cite

Welligton dos Santos Abreu, A., Coutinho, E. F., & Ilane Moreira Bezerra, C. (2021). Performance Evaluation of Data Transactions in Blockchain. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 20(3), 409–416. Retrieved from