Most indexes today are closed, siloed, or centralised, which leads to an unacceptable developer experience and users suffer. Specifically, we face:
Latency for queries today is unacceptable. Some offer data in seconds, whereas others in hundreds of milliseconds. When it takes this long to load a dApp users switch off.
Indexes usually aggregate data to improve performance and operational experience. But this is far from ideal for many use cases because users miss valuable data.
Barriers to Entry
Barriers to Entry Presently developers integrate with a fixed API or query interface which they find quickly limiting. They have to waste time building their own indexer. This is a major barrier to entry for the next wave of blockchain innovation.
Superchain's solution offers a shift in mindset from "Web2" centralised architectures to "Web3" decentralised architecture. Data indexes from Superchain are pushed out to users benefitting from low latency performance by processing locally.
Consistent and granular model
Superchain unifies data into a consistent and granular model, rather than simply aggregating it due to the limitations of centralised architecture. This allows data to be fast, customisable and decentralised
Storage and Streaming
Superchain has its own customised data storage platform and streaming capabilities. Developers interact with the indices via an SDK for on-the-wire speeds that avoid the use of slow presentation layers.
Designed around users
Superchain’s aim is to realise a fully decentralized data protocol designed around users, rather than computer limitations.
"Superchain’s technology and focus on toolboxes positions it as the premier Open Index Protocol. Both James and Max have a steadfast vision of how an open, fast, and decentralized index protocol will win - which we are deeply aligned with."