1. Background

As data grows, SQL execution tends to take longer. This imposes higher requirements on the optimization capability and execution modes of databases. As the promise of the cloud expands to the development of databases, traditional users are keen to migrate their business to the cloud to make use of the elasticity and scalability of the cloud. However, with rapid business expansion, and despite the dynamic resource scale-outs enabled by the cloud, SQL execution remains slow and fails to meet expectations. In many cases, the resource scale-outs are not fully utilized. …


Shanghai, China, May 20, 2021 — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and BMW Startup Garage China announced today the opening of the Joint Innovation Base (officially named “Alibaba Cloud Innovation Centre — BMW Startup Garage Joint Innovation Base”) in Shanghai, China.

Located at the Shanghai Jinqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Joint Innovation Base will harness the respective strengths and resources from both BMW and Alibaba to empower Chinese tech startups for scaling up their innovations. …


Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center has introduced a new column, Discover the Rising Stars, to shed light on the backgrounds of entrepreneurs and company innovations. Through interviews, live streams, and other media approaches, we will deliver valuable news stories from multiple perspectives and dimensions, to offer you the real voices of entrepreneurs and to witness the power of technological innovations.

From a senior executive in the media industry to a fledgling entrepreneur, our protagonist saw the value in the audio application sector. After working on a closed-loop commercial model for five years, he has created intelligent audio applications to be used…


Internet of Vehicles is the hottest sector at the moment. Big car brands collaborate with technology companies on exploring new possibilities. Smart cars are visibly replacing traditional cars at high speed. What new technology applications can Internet of Vehicles offer? What new experiences can Internet of Vehicles bring into our lives? In 2021, the CACSC & BMW Group “Internet of Vehicles” Global Finals will see more than 20 top technology companies from around the world bring their technology innovations into the car industry. The finals will be a science and technology feast for the audience.

It is planned on May…


HANGZHOU, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) announced its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

“Alibaba achieved a historic milestone of one billion annual active consumers globally in the fiscal year ended March 2021,” said Daniel Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. “Our overall business delivered strong growth on a healthy foundation, with the Alibaba Ecosystem generating a record US$1.2 trillion in GMV during this fiscal year. Such achievements were built on top of clear value propositions that we…


Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center has introduced a new column, Discover the Rising Stars, to shed light on the backgrounds of entrepreneurs and company innovations. Through interviews, live streams, and other media approaches, we will deliver valuable news stories from multiple perspectives and dimensions, to offer you the real voices of entrepreneurs and to witness the power of technological innovations.

From being a long-time technical manager to founding his own company, our protagonist started his journey in Taiwan and has now settled in Shenzhen. His company spent many resources on developing the applications of solid electrolytes over the past three years…


By Huanbo

1. New Retail business model

Many people think that setting up Data Middle Office is an unachievable quest, but the truth is it can be easy as long as we fully understand the nature of the business. This is because Data Middle Office is flexible and can vary based on each retailer’s business operations. In this article, we will talk about how to set up New Retail Data Middle Office for a retailer.

The retailer may dabble in a variety of business operations, such as online e-commerce platforms, brick-and-mortar stores, official apps, distribution channels, and supply chains. Before…


Authors | Tao Guan, Ruibo Li, Lili Sun, Liangmo Zhang, and Yangqing Jia from the Computing Platform Division of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Business Group

Bo Huang, Yumei Jin, Qian Yu, and Zizheng Liu from the Machine Learning R&D Division of Sina Weibo

Editor’s note

As the concept of data lake has emerged in recent years, data warehouses and data lakes have been continuously compared and even heavily debated within the industry. Some people believe that a data lake is a next-generation big data platform. Major cloud vendors are proposing their own data lake solutions, and some cloud data warehouse products are added…


The 2021 “AI Earth” Artificial Intelligence Innovation Challenge — AI Helps Accurate Weather and Ocean Forecast is jointly initiated by Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), National Climate Center, National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC), Anhui Meteorology Service, and Alibaba DAMO Academy.

Focusing on the frontier of global atmospheric and oceanic research, the competition aims to promote the application of AI technology to academic cooperation, talent cultivation, technical exchange, and multidisciplinary integration in the field of meteorology and oceanography. …


By Cen Zheng, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Abstract

ApsaraDB for MongoDB is Alibaba Cloud’s fully managed MongoDB service. It was initially released at 2016. In late 2019, Alibaba Cloud had a partnership with MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB), becoming an authorized MongoDB-as-a-Service solution provider. In 2020, Alibaba Cloud was awarded MongoDB’s “Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year”. This article will talk about ApsaraDB for MongoDB’s history and the service provided. Meanwhile, several new features available recently on ApsaraDB for MongoDB including MongoDB 4.4 on Alibaba Cloud, Cloud Disk Storage Type support, Serverless instance type and DynamoDB Compatibility will be introduced.

History of ApsaraDB for MongoDB

ApsaraDB…

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