How to Store Files in BigchainDB¶
While it’s possible to store a file in a BigchainDB network, we don’t recommend doing that. It works best for storing, indexing and querying structured data, not files.
If you want decentralized file storage, check out Storj, Sia, Swarm or IPFS/Filecoin. You could store file URLs, hashes or other metadata in a BigchainDB network.
If you really must store a file in a BigchainDB network, then one way to do that is to convert it to a long Base64 string and then to store that string in one or more BigchainDB transactions, either in the
asset.data of a CREATE transaction, or the
metadata of any transaction.