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Community Blog 26 Articles on the Key Technologies behind Double 11

26 Articles on the Key Technologies behind Double 11

Learn how Alibaba Cloud was able to support this year's Double 11 and withstand one of the greatest traffic peaks in Internet history.

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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.

Cloud Computing

AliSQL X-Cluster: An MySQL Database with Superior Performance and Strong Consistency

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.

Unveiled for Double 11, StarAgent: Alibaba's Automatic O&M System

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.

Unveiling the Secrets Behind Alibaba's Full-scale Stress Testing for Double 11

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.

A Close-Up Look into Alibaba's New Generation of Database Technologies

This article details how Alibaba Cloud has created the next generation of cloud database technologies, which deliver unparalleled speed and elasticity.

Alibaba Introduces Brand Databank: Data Can Appreciate and Be Deposited like Monetary Funds

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.

Quick Start to OceanBase: High-Availability Model and Disaster Recovery Solution

Serving as a quick start to OceanBase, this article details the high-availability model and the disaster recovery solutions of this revolutionary database.

The Evolution of Large-Scale Co-Location Technology at Alibaba

This article looks at how co-location technology has been explored and developed at Alibaba into what is now a large-scale solution architecture.

Elastic Compute Service

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.

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

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.

CDN

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

The Big Decisions and Technology behind Tmall's 200,000 Smart Stores

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.

FashionAI: Revamping the Fashion and E-commerce Industry through Artificial Intelligence

In this blog, we will learn how Taobao is applying big data and AI technologies to improve its internal recommendation system.

How to Digitize Customers' Actions and Product Movements in the New Retail Era

This article explores the application of AI technology to understand the interactions between consumers and products in retail scenarios.

Alibaba Customer Services Assistant: Human-Machine Collaboration to Improve Efficiency

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.

How to Remove "Pseudo Exposure" from Mobile E-commerce Platforms

This article illustrates how to remove pseudo exposure in mobile online recommendation scenarios and increase the click-through rate of recommended items.

Learn How a Knowledge Graph Can Improve Your Online Shopping Experience

Introducing Alibaba's exclusive knowledge graph solution, named E-Commerce ConceptNet, used to power Alibaba's various e-commerce platforms.

How to Improve User Participation: The Rise of Interactive Recommendations

This article describes how users interact with the recommendation systems. It demonstrates the implementation of the interactive recommendation through the weather vane model.

Unveiling the Algorithm behind "Picks For You

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.

Security

Alibaba Engineers Have Worked Out Loads of Methods to Detect Anomalies

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.

Decoding the AI Defense System Behind Alibaba Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF)

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.

Six Key Elements of an Off-Premises Data Security System

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.

How to Deal With DDoS Attacks on a Global Scale

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.

Safeguarding Double 11 with MTEE3 Intelligent Risk Control Platform

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.

Preventing Information Breach with Alibaba Security ECO Platform

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.

What Can Alipay Do within the 0.1 Second After You Click the Pay Button?

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.

Logistics

Double 11 Logistics: Cainiao's Battle of "Billions of Parcels"

The solutions that Cainiao, Alibaba's Smart Logistics Network, created have helped make impossible possible, greatly accelerating deliveries during Double 11.

Whitepapers

Learn More about the Impressive Technologies behind Alibaba's Double 11 Global Shopping Festival

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.

Leverage Alibaba Cloud's E-Commerce Platforms and Promotions to Grow Your Business

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.

For other articles from this series, click Discover how Alibaba Cloud's Core Systems Supported One of the Greatest Traffic Peaks in the History of the Internet

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