Solana data is now LIVE on Dune!

We’ve been working hard on this with the Solana team for months. The insane speed and throughput of the Solana chain presented some challenging problems to solve - but it was all worth it.
By
Thomas Goss
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2022-02-16

Solana has exploded onto the crypto scene since launching in early 2020. The high-speed, high-throughput, proof of stake chain is known for its lightning fast transactions, scalability & low fees.

The Solana DeFi, NFT & Metaverse ecosystem has been growing rapidly since launch - attracting both users and developers in droves!

Here at Dune, we believe that the future is multi-chain. We also believe that a multi-chain future needs powerful multi-chain analytics to thrive. It’s our mission to make crypto data accessible and transparent, and to empower anybody to become a skilled on-chain analyst.

That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce……. that Solana data is now LIVE (beta) on Dune!

We’ve been working hard on this with the Solana team for months. The insane speed and throughput of the Solana chain presented some challenging problems to solve - but it was all worth it……..

Mats, Dune’s co-founder and CTO had this to say about the project:

“The Solana ecosystem is growing extremely fast. Being a user of many Solana programs myself, the lack of insight into onchain activity has been frustrating. We’ve been working hard to fix this and are thrilled to announce the beta release of Solana on dune.xyz to enable developers, users and stakeholders the ability to analyze any and all activity on Solana”

Ben Sparango, head of business development at Solana Labs, is bullish on Dune Wizards:

"We're very excited that Dune Analytics has joined the suite of data visualization tools available on Solana. Dune has done a fantastic job of cultivating a robust community of data scientists and we look forward to the learnings everyone can glean from having them dig into the Solana blockchain."

Solana data is currently in beta, so you can expect some changes, improvements and new tables to roll out in the coming weeks!

Currently we’ve released the following tables:

  • Solana.blocks - the full block history for the Solana ecosystem (example query)
  • Solana.transactions - the data for transactions including programs called and account activity (example query)
  • Solana.rewards - rewards paid out on Solana! (example query)

The current tables are mainly raw, and they can be dizzyingly large (especially transactions), so it’s a good idea to look at specific time windows when building out your initial queries. Check this out for an example: nft transactions of popular programs past 7 days.

We’re extremely excited to see Dune Wizards bring the same razor sharp analysis to the Solana ecosystem that they’ve used on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Optimism, Polygon, & xDAI. In fact, many Wizards have already started. Check out these dashboards:

If you want to dive deeper - you can check out the full documentation and schemas here. We also encourage and welcome any feedback, which you can submit here.

This is just the beginning. As we add more tables, and more wizards start exploring Solana - we’ll see a raft of amazing dashboards covering all components of the ecosystem!