Alibaba Cloud Summit | Cloud-Native Data Warehouse&Containers and Cloud Native Technology& Releases SAG 2.0

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At the Alibaba Cloud Summit on June 9, 2020, Jia Yangqing, Vice President of Alibaba and Senior Researcher of the Alibaba Cloud Computing Platform Division, announced the launch of the new generation of cloud-native data warehouse . Based on the innovative technical architecture, Hologres, the new-generation cloud-native data warehouse supports PB-level data correlation analysis and real-time query, integrating the offline data, real-time data, analytics, and serving Alibaba Cloud Summit .

The following article is the full text of Jia Yangqing's speech.

Most of today's economic activities, data analysis, and services are inseparable from the industrialization of digital technologies and digitalization of various industries. However, we must take these changes step by step. Most enterprises advance cautiously in the process of business and technology upgrading. When we encounter different data analysis and service requirements, we seek a single point system to solve our single point problems. In this process, data silos appear behind a seemingly complete system. The data connectivity and real-time data transmission among silos have become a major problem Alibaba Cloud Summit .

From the perspective of an enterprise, the business system faces difficulties in data insights, while the system sees the cost of data splitting. As a data warehouse is so important for enterprises, I think we need a top-level design to reconstruct the data warehouse. Today, we will introduce a concept of real-time as a service that integrates offline data, real-time data, analytics, and serving based on Hologres, MaxCompute, and Realtime Compute. If we go back to the most essential requirements of data warehouses, the core issue is not complex. A data warehouse needs to integrate data from multiple sources and incorporate them into a set of storage systems in real-time. Meanwhile, it performs offline, real-time, or interactive analysis, and displays results, and provides services. We used to hear about a concept called Hybrid Transaction and Analytical Process (HTAP.) Transactions consider more specific aspects of data. For example, a database has some indicators, such as read and write performance and security. Today, we see analytics and serving become more integrated. Analytics means that we need to gain insights into the laws of such massive data, thereby providing services. Both data dashboards and operation analysis are processes of displaying service data. To eliminate data silos, we must integrate analysis with serving more closely. We call this mode Hybrid Serving Analytical Processing (HSAP). With data warehouses based on Hologres and MaxCompute, we can connect Hologres with MaxCompute and implement high-performance and low-latency data analysis through Hologres. In addition, we can perform large-scale and low-cost offline computing through MaxCompute. On this basis, we can push the results of data analysis and the data accumulated in real-time to different services, such as data dashboards and operation dashboards Alibaba Cloud Summit .
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Cloud-native Technology Carves Out a Shortcut for Digital Transformation

At the 2020 Alibaba Cloud Summit, Ding Yu, a cloud-native application platform researcher with Alibaba Cloud, pointed out that "cloud-native technology, such as containers, has become the shortest path to realize the value of the cloud and empower enterprises to fully embrace cloud computing." In his view, many enterprises have invested substantial time and energy in digital transformations, but they have taken too many detours. This is because they lack an understanding of and practical experience with cloud-native technology and the support of sound technical solutions and products.

As we all know, traditional development models cannot meet the rapidly changing iteration speed, frequency, and O&M methods needs of the market. However, cloud-native technology is designed to maximize the use of technical models to maximize the productivity of cloud computing. It seeks to fuse the thinking patterns that run through application design, development, delivery, and management with best practices in the shortest time. This is what Ding Yu means by "the shortest path". Take the container technology as an example. Containers are encapsulated on top of virtualized hardware. As one of the new interfaces for interaction between the cloud platform and customers, the construction, distribution, and delivery of applications have been standardized at the container level. For enterprises, containers can reduce the costs of IT implementation and O&M to improve the efficiency of business innovation Alibaba Cloud Summit .

According to Ding Yu, "One of the core advantages of Alibaba Cloud is that Alibaba's core services run on the cloud, which is the best breeding ground of innovation. The most advanced technologies will first be tried in Alibaba's own business systems, where they must prove their versatility and value, before being rolled out on a large scale and made available to customers." Cloud-native technology has essentially carved out a shortcut for digital transformation, and enterprises should use this as an opportunity to overtake their competitors.
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By Alibaba Cloud Network Team

Network has become the first consideration for many enterprises to be migrated to the cloud, and the last key part to implement off-premises services locally, as an increasing number of globalized enterprises and multinationals take advantage of the strong elasticity of public clouds to build auto-scalable enterprise IT systems. The importance of networks is self-evident.

That's why Alibaba Cloud's Cloud Network Management Team recently announced the upgraded version of the Smart Access Gateway (SAG) 2.0 at the 2020 Alibaba Cloud Summit in June. SAG 2.0 provides customers in all industries around the world with enhanced access capabilities, better network quality, and a more streamlined O&M experience, consolidating Alibaba Cloud's leading status in the hybrid cloud network access sector.

Since 2016, Alibaba Cloud Summit Network Management Team has successfully released hybrid cloud network products including Express Connect, VPN Gateway, Alibaba Cloud Summit Enterprise Network (CEN), and of course, Smart Access Gateway (SAG). Relying on Alibaba Cloud's global core networks, the team keeps expanding cloud network scenarios to allow more users to enjoy the elasticity and flexibility of cloud networks by offering industry-leading global network connectivity solutions. Among these solutions, CEN provides the core global connectivity between on-premises and off-premises systems. Express Connect, VPN Gateway, and SAG provide comprehensive cloud migration solutions in the industry to help global enterprise users build an exclusive global network that features privacy, high quality, and elasticity Alibaba Cloud Summit .
For more information, please check the official documentation.

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