This 12 months’s 11.11, which generated RMB498.2bil (RM308bil) in gross merchandise value over an 11-day interval, was made potential by Alibaba Cloud infrastructure upgrades.
Simply 26 seconds after purchasing started on Nov 11, peak orders hit 583,000 per second – 1,400 instances peak quantity on the competition’s debut 12 years in the past on Nov 11,2009.
“We were very proud to support 800 million consumers and 250,000 brands during the world’s largest shopping festival, ” mentioned Alibaba Group chief expertise officer Li Cheng.
“From the robust digital infrastructure supporting zero downtime operation, to cloud-native offerings for developers’ efficiencies and consumer-facing applications for creating some of the smoothest engagement experiences, Alibaba’s technologies have once again passed the toughest tests with flying colours.”
Alibaba’s real-time computing platform, powered by Apache Flink, processed knowledge streams totalling 4 billion objects per second throughout peak time, from 2.5 billion final 12 months.
MaxCompute, Alibaba’s proprietary knowledge warehousing platform, dealt with as much as 1.7 exabytes (an exabyte is the same as 1bil gigabytes) of information a day in the course of the 11-day competition from Nov 1 to 11.
Leveraging cloud-native databases, together with PolarDB, AnalyticDB and Lindorm, Alibaba Cloud enabled 11.11 to run easily even throughout peak intervals.
PolarDB set a brand new file with 140 million queries per second throughout peak time at 11.11, a 60% improve from final 12 months.
AnalyticDB, Alibaba Cloud’s self-developed cloud native knowledge warehouse, processed as much as 7.7 trillion strains of real-time knowledge.
Under are extra highlights from this 12 months’s applied sciences and improvements:
Livestreaming took centre stage at this 12 months’s 11.11, which noticed tens of 1000’s of livestreams broadcast on Taobao Dwell.
By leveraging Alibaba Damo Academy’s newest multi-module expertise, together with pure language processing, picture recognition, text-to-speech and cloud rendering, Taobao Dwell launched its digital anchor service for retailers. Digital anchors can clarify product particulars, reply to some enquiries and even play video games with the viewers throughout livestream classes.
AliExpress, Alibaba’s international retail market, unveiled the world’s first real-time livestream translation characteristic on an e-commerce platform powered by Damo’s progressive speech model, supporting simultaneous translation from Chinese language to English, Russian, Spanish and French.
Digital excursions with 3D visuals was accessible on Taobao to promote big-ticket objects equivalent to homes and furnishings. Underpinned by machine studying applied sciences, Alibaba supplied a 3D modelling design platform for manufacturers, lowering the time for model creation from three hours to 10 seconds. Retailers created over 100,000 showrooms with digital 3D merchandise that was skilled by 60 million customers.
Alibaba used state-of-the-art inexperienced applied sciences, together with liquid cooling and wind vitality, at its 5 hyperscale knowledge centres to make sure essentially the most environmental-friendly operation throughout 11.11.