Today, thousands of industries are embracing cloud computing and cloud-native for digital innovation and upgrade, which enriches cloud-native and allows us to redefine it today. Cloud-native technologies help developers build loosely coupled systems that are scalable, easy to manage, observable with good fault tolerance. Technologies, such as Kubernetes, Container, DevOps, Microservice, Service Mesh, and Serverless, are a collection of application-layer technologies. The traditional advantage of cloud computing is the pooling of resources, and it will bring about elastic distribution and API-based automatic management capabilities. Some say only the combination of cloud-native and cloud computing can truly be powerful.

Cloud-Native: Born for the Cloud

By Xiao Jian, Senior Strategy Director from the Alibaba Cloud Research Center

Data from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) shows that as of December 2020, the number of Internet users in China reached 989 million, and the Internet penetration rate reached 70.4%. The Internet allows people to access unlimited information from anywhere. In today’s highly developed mobile Internet era, the behavior and social habits of consumers, including the trends of the media industry, have undergone tremendous changes. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic fueled these changes further, accelerating the integration of various media with cutting-edge technology.

Trend iteration…

Related Concept of MongoDB

In this blog, we will discuss in details the features of ApsaraDB for MongoDB (hereinafter referred to as MongoDB).

By Zhang Liangmo, senior product expert at Alibaba Cloud

Ironically enough, when it comes to designing a data warehouse, “data” is the most likely element to be ignored. The concept of data warehouse was proposed in 1990 and has gone through four main stages: database evolving into data warehouse, the MPP architecture, the data warehouse in the big data era, and today’s cloud-native data warehouse. Throughout this process, data warehouse has faced different challenges.

Challenges Faced by Traditional Data Warehouses

By Sun Lili, senior technical expert at Alibaba Cloud

This article is a translation of the speech on how to quickly implement data warehouse and lake house based on MaxCompute.

This article consists of the following four parts:

  1. Trend analysis of Lake House
  2. Alibaba Cloud Lake House
  3. Case studies
  4. Lake House demo

A Brief History of Big Data and the Motivation behind Lake House


As the traffic from cyber-attacks keeps breaking records, the number of attacks has also become more frequent and the attack methods have become more and more diverse. Due to the interconnected nature of our IT infrastructure today, DDoS attacks are inevitable for both external business and internal enterprise applications. The damage caused by DDoS attacks blocks the server of the origin site, makes the real users inaccessible, and can cause additional issues in the future, such as the leakage of core business data, a sharp decline in the number of users, economic losses, and brand reputation.

Alibaba Cloud’s various business…

Arthas is a diagnostic tool for Java open sourced by Alibaba. It has a series of features, including checking the system running status in real time, viewing the parameters, return values, and exceptions of function call, hot updating online code, resolving class conflicts in seconds, locating class loading path, generating hotspots, and diagnosing online applications through web pages. Nowadays, Arthas is widely used in many major companies and many products based on it have come out.

This article describes how to integrate Arthas into the Spring Boot Admin.

Spring Boot Admin

For convenience, Spring Boot Admin is abbreviated as SBA.

It is complex…


During the 2020 Double 11 Global Shopping Festival, Alibaba’s cloud-native real-time data warehouse was first implemented in core data scenarios and reached a new record for the big data platform. This data warehouse is built based on Hologres and Realtime Compute for Apache Flink, and has set a new record for the big data platform. This article focuses on the best practices of Hologres in Taobao’s marketing analysis scenarios. The article also discusses the technical challenges behind the first-time implementation of Apache Flink + Hologres stream-batch unification on the marketing analysis screen during Double 11.

1. Real-Time Marketing Data Analysis

Big promotions are crucial for…

Hangzhou, China, June 8, 2021 — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled a new one-stop e-commerce livestreaming solution to help global merchants of all sizes launch live, interactive channels to offer personalized online shopping experience. Livestreaming e-commerce solutions are quickly evolving as a response to the increasing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Built upon Alibaba Cloud’s extensive content delivery networks (CDNs) with over 2,800 nodes in more than 70 countries and regions, the new solution leverages the cloud leader’s large-scale and distributed real-time video processing technology to ensure an uninterrupted signal transfer between…

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 8, 2021 — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced that it is to launch an Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to provide a conducive environment for startups to grow in Malaysia and beyond. The cloud leader will work with Malaysian local partner Handsprofit to bring local expertise to the innovation center, ensuring its smooth operation with strong local connections. The company also hopes to train 30,000 local professionals in the coming fiscal year in Malaysia to strengthen its local talent development commitment.

As the first international…

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