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Apex BlockSync™

The Distributed Transactor of the Interoperable Web

A mission-critical component of Apex Unify!, Apex BlockSync is a revolutionary new way for organizations in common, usually service-oriented domains to share data in real-time without the usual hassles associated with point-to-point integration of IT systems.

Apex BlockSync uses blockchain technology in a novel way with Apex ForeverDB to enable enterprises to define local and shared “journals” of domain events, defined and captured in the language of the domain, such that each organization can see only what’s relevant to them, but have access to everything when it becomes relevant.

As either information or relevance change over time, each organization can reconstruct a single source of truth sufficient to align internal systems with this “agreed upon” reality, and where these versions of truth conflict either with each other or with internal business rules or regulations, these conflicts or discrepancies can be dealt with in a way that ensures all participants in the network benefit immediately from their resolution.

Apex BlockSync avoids many of the complexities of solutions based on the bitcoin model, which is wholly inappropriate for the domain-relevant aspects of data exchange (focused narrowly if not exclusively as they tend to be on the monetary aspect). This is not to say bitcoin and related innovations can’t impact the domain – just that they are kept orthogonal to the more fundamental problem of resolving the domain facts about an entity shared by more than one service organization.

Apex BlockSync patent-pending technology has many uses in healthcare and finance, and combined with ForeverDB’s universal schema for service-oriented business domains, promises to provide interoperability not just between systems within a given domain, but across system in any service-oriented domain. This is because the core schema is based on a view of reality that is universal and applicable to any service vertical, with a mapping strategy that is based on a unique information model that is time savvy, schema-fluid and easily applied by subject matter experts with little or no programming experience required.


  • Secure, domain event journaling suitable for sharing across organizations.
  • Powerful universal schema capable of mapping service-oriented domains with uncommon ease.
  • Distinguish between “local” and “shared” journals and make aligning internal systems with a shared “source of truth” something that can be mostly, if not completely, automated.
  • Combined with Apex Unify!’s ForeverDB, Synchronicity, and TeamCollaborate, Apex BlockSync can make interoperability a part of the “woodwork of things,” that is, part of the enterprise architecture, instead of the subject of countless point-to-point integrations.


  • No more point-to-point ad-hoc integrations. Period.
  • No accidentally sharing trade secrets. Clear and explicit delineation between shared and local truth.
  • No one-size-fits-all security. Your internal authentication and authorization rules ensure you retain maximum control over how data is viewed internally in every scenario.

The Apex Advantage

Apex Olympos™

Apex OlymposTM – our platform for rapid, agile development in a microservices-oriented world – brings your data systems and legacy applications into the 21st century by modernizing your architecture to current enterprise standards.

  • Transform client-server systems into n-tier distributed systems with maximum re-use of existing code and business logic quickly with proven tools, techniques and methods for legacy application modernization.
  • Lay the correct foundation for more advanced data sharing and collaboration with Olympos, then layer Apex DomainMaster or Apex Unify! on top for an approach to interoperability that is both robust and reliable.

Apex DomainMaster™

Apex DomainMaster™ brings the power of linked data and blockchain together on the desktop with a compelling new commercial database management system designed for the 21st century. With DomainMaster, it’s never been easier to collaborate or keep your disparate “data silos” in sync. Essentially “Unify! in a box,” Apex DomainMaster brings unparalleled productivity to the development of “semantic web” applications to the masses, even leveraging existing investments in traditional desktop SQL databases like MS Access.

  • Streamlined, iterative and exploratory development of domain concepts with intelligent data import/export capabilities well beyond traditional ETL approaches.
  • Create a single source of truth and align your system of record against it when new information is added to the system—even if the origin of the new information was externally generated!
  • Know that your data is always secure, always local, and impossible to corrupt or otherwise leak information.
  • Includes Apex Olympos.

Ready to go “Enterprise”?

Apex Unify!™ Platform

Apex Unify!™ is a full-stack distributed platform for semantic interoperability that is designed to overcome traditional technical and political barriers to data sharing in highly regulated, services-based industries like healthcare and finance. It can be used by large government and commercial enterprises to share patient or client data or by companies growing by acquisition to quickly bring disparate internal IT systems into corporate alignment.

  • Apex BlockSync™ with Apex ForeverDB™ provides secure, decentralized sharing of semantically rich, arbitrarily complex data across organizational and even domain boundaries.
  • Apex Synchronicity™ provides unparalleled processing power for semantic alignment of disparate IT systems.
  • Over time, existing systems can be enhanced, deprecated or replaced without fear of information loss, ever.
  • Includes Apex Olympos.

Unify! and DomainMaster both use or embed our game-changing technologies:

Apex ForeverDB™

Apex ForeverDB™ brings several innovations to the problem of global information management. It supports three high-level categories of data: “Eternal” storage (hence the name ForeverDB), “Long-term” storage, and “Short-term” storage. It also provides a granular model of truth over time in a world of multiple conflicting sources of truth and a novel concept of identity mapping that is uniquely suited to the problem of reconciling disparate data both internally and externally to the organization. With ForeverDB™, information loss is simply never a problem. 

Apex BlockSync™

Apex BlockSync™ is a blockchain-powered, optionally distributed transactor of novelty in a given domain designed to make sharing semantically rich information across systems and organizational boundaries part of the architectural “woodwork,” not yet another API-driven exchange of information. BlockSync tackles the complexity of data interoperability while preserving organizational autonomy with respect to critical business logic and choice of back-end technology stack. No participant is forced to use the same database software, just the same source of truth.

Apex Synchronicity™

Apex Synchronicity™ is the technology by which information held in “Long-term” and “Short-term” storage in ForeverDB is synchronized across multiple internal systems of record. It provides internal data federation as well as a coherent methodology for identifying discrepancies across local systems and updating them as these discrepancies are resolved. With Synchronicity’s lightweight design, no system of record is conscious of participating in federation at all. Legacy systems of record can be replaced without fear of losing information, ever. 

Apex Team Collaborate™

Apex Team Collaborate™ simplifies data reconciliation and truth propagation by empowering your teams to vet new information as it enters the system, especially when errors or discrepancies are detected, forcing human intervention and workflow. With Team Collaborate, every reconciliation session is an opportunity to improve both efficiency and usability, providing analytics that will ensure continual process improvement—not to mention happier users—over time. Team Collaborate’s front-end, Apex DocuMentor™, ensures critical, timely documentation of each resolution. 

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