Despite massive amounts of data in this year’s Double 11, the user experience was not compromised at all. Through constant efforts, Alibaba’s technical team successfully achieved smooth running of the system when facing the peak of transactions. What are the technologies that support this new world record? Today, we will introduce the technologies that support Double 11 in terms of cloud computing, new retail and payment, security, and logistics.
Alibaba’s MySQL-based AliSQL X-Cluster offers strong consistency combined with superior performance and ease of use thanks to the proprietary X-Paxos consensus protocol.
Mysterious “Dragonfly” Technology Behind Alibaba’s Double 11 — PB-grade Large File Distribution System
In this article, we will discover how Alibaba Dragonfly file distribution system helps support the annual Alibaba Singles’ Day (Double 11) online shopping festival.
In this article, you’ll learn how StarAgent was capable of managing millions of servers and how it is an important part of Alibaba’s O&M infrastructure.
This blog post introduces the full-link stress test for Double 11 developed by Alibaba, and explores various aspects of testing to help you perform better performance tests.
This article details how Alibaba Cloud has created the next generation of cloud database technologies, which deliver unparalleled speed and elasticity.
This article introduces Alibaba Group’s Brand Databank, which is a tool designed to turn data into powerful assets that can help you make better business decisions.
Serving as a quick start to OceanBase, this article details the high-availability model and the disaster recovery solutions of this revolutionary database.
This article looks at how co-location technology has been explored and developed at Alibaba into what is now a large-scale solution architecture.
Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you to power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.
MySQL is one of the most popular open-source databases in the world and an important part of the open-source software bundle LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP/Python). It is widely used in various scenarios to offer a complete suite of solutions covering elastic scaling, automatic monitoring, backup and restoration, and disaster recovery that make your database O&M easier.
You can use content delivery network (CDN) to deliver content to users from the nodes that are nearest to them, accelerating the response to user requests and increasing the response rate. CDN also resolves the delivery latency problem that is usually caused by distribution, bandwidth, and server performance issues. CDN has been applied in multiple scenarios, including site acceleration, on-demand streaming, and live streaming.
New Retail and Payment
In this article, a senior technical expert at Alibaba will show what Tmall has been up to, and share his thoughts on the “new retail” transformation of established brands.
In this blog, we will learn how Taobao is applying big data and AI technologies to improve its internal recommendation system.
This article explores the application of AI technology to understand the interactions between consumers and products in retail scenarios.
This article explores how Alibaba Customer Services Assistant makes human-machine collaboration an inclusive capability across the service industry to enhance the quality of customer service.
This article illustrates how to remove pseudo exposure in mobile online recommendation scenarios and increase the click-through rate of recommended items.
Introducing Alibaba’s exclusive knowledge graph solution, named E-Commerce ConceptNet, used to power Alibaba’s various e-commerce platforms.
This article describes how users interact with the recommendation systems. It demonstrates the implementation of the interactive recommendation through the weather vane model.
This article explains the algorithm to insert marketing scenario cards into the “Picks For You” display for effectively distributing traffic and improving overall position exposure gain.
In this blog, we will explore detecting anomalies from multiple angles and see how Alibaba engineers have worked out several different methods to do just that.
This article explains how the AI defense system of Alibaba Cloud’s WAF solves security challenges concerning open-loop problem spaces and asymmetric positive and negative spaces.
This article enumerates six elements of an off-premises data security system, highlighted by Xiao Li, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligent Security division at the 2nd Data Security Summit.
This article discusses the new network security challenges under IPv6 and recommends the best practices of IPv6 DDoS defense by Alibaba Cloud to tackle DDoS attacks on a global scale.
This article outlines the first-person narrative of how the intelligent risk control platform, MTEE3 facilitated intelligence-based decision-making to strengthen security during Double 11.
This article describes what is the ECO platform and how it provides a complete data security solution that covers the prevention, detection, location, and disposal of data breaches.
This article takes a look at Ant Shield and its CTU intelligent risk control brain, which are the powerful and smart tools that protect you whenever you use Alipay.
The solutions that Cainiao, Alibaba’s Smart Logistics Network, created have helped make impossible possible, greatly accelerating deliveries during Double 11.
To power the ultra-scale shopping event that is Double 11 and protect the online safety and security of the countless businesses and shoppers that visit Alibaba’s various e-commerce platforms, Alibaba Cloud provides an extensive suite of cloud products, services and solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn more about this impressive portfolio and see how your business can leverage Alibaba Cloud’s products and services to stand out, compete, and succeed not only on big days like November 11 but also on any other day throughout the year.
Read this whitepaper to see how Alibaba Cloud’s various e-commerce platforms and ultra-scale promotional events like 11.11 and 6.18 are helping provide small- to medium-sized businesses throughout China and even all around the world a massive opportunity that not only boosts their bottom line but also helps them to compete with some of the world’s biggest brands on the global e-commerce stage.
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