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By Chi Wai Chan, Product Development Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud

The first part of the article series (Part A) is available here.

There are three parts to this series:

  • Part A: Step-by-Step Guide on Feed Stream System Service Setup on Alibaba Cloud
  • Part B: Demo Solution on Building the Spark Streaming Project for Streaming Processing
  • Part C: Demo Solution on Building the Spark MLlib for intelligent profile tagging

After reading Part A, you should have all of the components required (VPC, Kafka, HBase, and Spark virtual cluster) on Alibaba Cloud. Part B illustrates the building of the streaming processing solution on spark streaming with the serverless Data Lake Analytics (DLA) service for the “Feed Streams Processer” part. …


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To find out how Cloud POS is providing retailers with self-payment, sales management, order delivery management and shopper flow analysis capabilities, download our whitepaper, Introducing Cloud POS for Digital Stores today.

Advancing digitization is skyrocketing, impacting every industry, sector and business the world over. Digital adoption rates have accelerated by five years in just a few months, and one-third of companies have digitized their supply chains.

Within retail, some sectors have experienced significant growth in recent times — where supermarkets recorded the highest increase in online traffic in 2020, for example — but global sales dipped by 5.7 …


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By Zhang Youdong (Linqing) from the ApsaraDB team

Apache Database for IoT (IoTDB) is a database specifically designed for IoT time series data to provide data collection, storage, and analysis functions. IoTDB provides an integrated solution with high-performance data reading and writing and rich query capabilities on the cloud. It customizes an efficient directory organization structure for IoT scenarios and seamlessly integrates with big data systems, such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, and Flink. It provides lightweight TsFile management on edge nodes. Data on edge nodes can be written to the local TsFile, and basic query capabilities are provided. …


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Hangzhou, China, 16 Nov, 2020 — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has attained the DPP Security Marks for Production and Broadcast under the DPP’s ‘Committed to Security’ program .The two new, globally recognized security marks from the DPP further expand Alibaba Cloud’s security and compliance footprint in the media and broadcasting industry after it has passed a Trusted Partner Network (TPN) assessment and joined the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) Technology Committee earlier this year.

A number of renowned companies have partnered with Alibaba Cloud using a wide range of cloud technologies to drive digitalization. Alibaba Cloud’s cutting-edge cloud computing platform, coupled with its array of powerful media solutions, is able to propel businesses into gaining efficiencies in scale, reliability, global reach and security throughout their media and broadcasting production cycle. …


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By Jingxuan

The concept of data lakes has recently become a hot topic. There are currently heated discussions among frontline personnel on the best way to build a data lake. Does Alibaba Cloud have a mature data lake solution? If so, has this solution been applied in actual scenarios? What is a data lake? What are the differences between a data lake and a big data platform? What data lake solutions are provided by major players in the field of cloud computing? This article attempts to answer these questions and provide deep insights into the concept of data lakes. I would like to thank Nanjing for compiling the cases in Section 5.1 …


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To learn more about microservices and the benefits of a cloud-native architecture for your business, download The Cloud-Native Architecture White Paper today.

In today’s digital world, applications are the beating heart of many enterprises. However, applications are often built as single units, constrained within monolithic architectures. This structure is outdated and does not provide the agility you need to compete in an increasingly competitive, online and global market.

To address this challenge, microservices are an emerging trend, where your applications are structured as a collection of highly maintainable and testable services. These microservices are expressed formally with enterprise-oriented APIs, encapsulating a core business capability. …


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By Shantanu Kaushik

Conditioning the storage counterpart of your cloud solution requires careful planning and consideration of resources based on organizational usage. Resource planning is effective when you run a tight shift for business productivity. Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS is a solution that enables the user to implement a feature-rich solution.

Tight integration of services with other Alibaba Cloud products makes the NAS a solution to depend on when deploying resource-crucial applications. The distributed file system architecture makes it a high-performing service that enables you to implement it with multiple use-case scenarios.

In the final article of this series on Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS, we will discuss some additional use-cases, including NAS with DevOps. …


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By Shantanu Kaushik

Data is the most critical entity after operations for any enterprise. Organizations are keen on maintaining accessibility and uninterrupted data sharing for their deployed practices. One single gap in service could result in huge losses to the business’ image. A simple to operate and easily scalable storage option is always the answer to most data sharing practices. The answer is Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS.

In the previous article of this series, we discussed the prominent features, benefits, and integration scenarios of Apsara File Storage NAS with other Alibaba Cloud products and services. …


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By Shantanu Kaushik

Alibaba Cloud has built a network of products and services from the ground up. In-house research and development have led to a paradigm shift in setting industry standards. These industry-leading tools and services have created an overlay of solutions that provide answers to almost every technological query.

When it comes to storage, Alibaba Cloud OSS and Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS showcase dominance and excellence in operation. In this article series, we are going to discuss and outline some major features, benefits, comparisons, and use-case scenarios of the Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS.

Introduction

Alibaba Cloud File Storage NAS follows an architecture that provides standard file access protocols. If you are shifting from on-premises or another cloud provider with a network-attached storage solution (NAS), you will not have to undergo additional configuration or modification of your application(s). …


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To learn more about designing and developing the right cloud-native architecture for your business, download The Cloud-Native Architecture White Paper today.

A cloud-native architecture is the next evolution of the cloud. It provides a plan or design for your cloud-based applications and services, focusing on how to optimize your system architectures for the capabilities of the cloud to realize seamless agility, elasticity, fault tolerance and portability.

To achieve this, your cloud-based architecture will consist of many different components, including containers, microservices and service meshes. With a cloud-native architecture, you can add, change or replace these components with ease — and without affecting the other components in your infrastructure. But how do you design a cloud-native architecture? …

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