Sextant for Daml Overview

Sextantâ„¢ for Daml unlocks the value of smart contracts for business. It accelerates innovation by providing enterprises with a platform that they can build upon; ensuring that they focus on smart contracts development, not blockchain infrastructure.

BTP has identified Daml, created and open sourced by Digital Asset, as the best emerging smart contract language for business.

BTP recognizes the value of Digital Asset's DAML for X strategy where the Daml ledger implementation is driven by your use case.

Sextant for Daml currently provides commercial support for four DAML for X options via the AWS Marketplace -

  • Distributed Ledgers: Daml for Besu (Early Access)
  • Distributed Ledgers: Daml for Sawtooth
  • Centralised Ledgers: Daml for Amazon QLDB
  • Relational Database: Daml for Amazon Aurora

Sextant for Daml Decision Tree

Daml for Besu

At the Hyperledger Global Forum in Phoenix BTP and Digital Asset announced commercial support for Daml for Besu, the Ethereum-compatible distributed ledger contributed by ConsenSys to the Hyperledger community.

Daml for Besu is currently in early access and an evaluation version of Sextant for Daml that includes this is available on request. To find out more about this option please contact us via Get Support.

Daml for Sawtooth

BTP has integrated Digital Asset’s Daml smart contract runtime engine with its carefully curated Hyperledger Sawtooth distribution - built, tested and maintained by its engineers - as the backing distributed ledger technology.

Sextant for Daml is a blockchain management platform that leverages this powerful combination to deliver one-click deployment of Daml-powered enterprise-grade Sawtooth networks running on industry-standard Kubernetes clusters. These can either be stand alone - typically the case if a developer is testing a new blockchain application or smart contract - or join existing Daml-powered Sawtooth networks.


  • Unleashes the power of Daml for X for entrepreneurs and enterprises alike
  • One-click deployment of enterprise-grade Daml ledgers underpinned by industry-standard Kubernetes
  • An integral component of an agile software development lifecycle for smart contract developers

Get Sextant for Daml

To subscribe to Sextant for Daml for the AWS Marketplace click here