"The migration to a serverless architecture enables Malong Technologies to reduce its overall costs by 50%, with significant savings in O&M labor costs. In addition, Function Compute, which supports elastic scheduling of computing resources, helps Malong Technologies deal with business fluctuations. This way, sufficient resources can be provided during peak hours and idle resources can be released during off-peak hours to avoid wastes."
Senior R&D Manager of Malong Technologies
About Malong Technologies
Malong Technologies is an AI company that focuses on deep learning and innovation in computer vision. It aims to develop a world-leading visual intelligence platform. Malong Technologies boasts world-class R&D teams and deep learning algorithm models that have been trained by tens of millions of images. By virtue of strong and efficient capabilities in engineering and product implementation, Malong Technologies provides world-leading computer vision solutions for its customers.
ProductAI is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform developed by Malong Technologies. This platform allows users to call API operations to perform intelligent analysis on images, categorize images, and use the feature of reverse image search.
As the platform grows, the business volume also increases. Malong Technologies faces the challenge of dealing with a large number of complex business in a short period. Reverse image search involves multiple phases, such as extraction, indexing, storage, and searching. Processing a single image may need multiple deep learning models. Users may need to process millions of, tens of millions of, or even hundreds of millions of data. This results in large business fluctuations and burdens the processing system.
Why Alibaba Cloud
To handle such a situation, Malong Technologies started to migrate the platform to a serverless architecture. The serverless architecture has many advantages. For example, the architecture supports the pay-as-you-go billing method, fast scaling, on-demand usage, and simple O&M. In addition, the architecture is easy to use and can be integrated with other products.
By using a serverless architecture, Malong Technologies has reduced its overall costs by 50%, with significant savings in the O&M labor costs. Malong Technologies realizes that building a physical architecture requires significant time and effort in terms of development and maintenance. Function Compute can help Malong Technologies reduce the time and labor costs. In addition, Function Compute supports elastic scheduling of computing resources. This feature can help Malong Technologies deal with business fluctuations. This way, sufficient resources can be provided during peak hours and idle resources can be released during off-peak hours to avoid wastes.
In the future, Malong Technologies intends to adopt the serverless architecture in AI image analytics platforms to accelerate the response and model running. In addition, the company will explore the possibility of building a full-stack serverless platform. Various insights will enable Malong Technologies to optimize user experience, improve the efficiency of engineering teams, and invest more effort and capital into business innovation.
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