Jiang Jiangwei, Senior Researcher at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

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“Cloud Native” has become such a buzzword that if you don’t talk about it, you are considered as being outdated or obsolete. Thus, cloud vendors increasingly see the value and technological benefit in joining CNCF.

There are several definitions of Cloud Native, such as “microservice + container + continuous delivery + DevOps”, as defined by CNCF, and other definitions by different cloud vendors. Alibaba Cloud established the Cloud Native Technology Committee in September 2020. …


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Self-Driving Databases Are the Future, Learn Why

Feifei Li, President of Database Systems at Alibaba, feels that AI, which now is limited to computer vision and speech/voice recognition currently, will play a huge role in business operations in the future.

Alibaba and Jack Ma are household names today. The tech giant has a market cap among the global top 10 and has expanded into all major markets in the world. Technology has driven Alibaba’s superlative growth, and has helped the company do what Amazon, Google, eBay, PayPal, FedEx, as well as wholesalers and umpteen manufacturers do in the US. Now, the world over, companies are adopting and…


Li Feifei, Vice President and Senior Researcher at Alibaba Group, President of Database Products Business Unit

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In the early 1980s, database systems gradually stepped on to the centerstage in the information technology (IT) arena, and since 2000, big data has emerged and is playing a prominent role in the IT industry. The year 2010 marked a significant change in attitude towards cloud computing, which has seen its popularity increase. Information technology is flourishing today, and several new trends are cropping up day by day.

I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my humble thoughts and what…


By Chaoqun Zan, Researcher of the Alibaba Cloud; Julian Zhou, Staff Product Manager of the Alibaba Cloud

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Interesting Data Products in Alibaba

Analytics is all about data. How to discover the value in data, and how to turn the data into business value is the core logic question for analytics development. Data driven analytics products have a long history in Alibaba group. First, let’s take a look at some interesting data products in Alibaba group.


Alibaba DAMO Academy, the global research initiative by Alibaba Group, provides its forecast of the leading trends that would shape the tech industry in the year ahead.

From the application of third-generation semiconductor materials, AI-driven R&D of medicines and vaccines, to automatic optimization of data management system and data intelligence-powered agriculture, technology breakthroughs are expected to accelerate and make impacts across sectors in the economy and the society at large.

“Technology has played a critical role in fighting against the pandemic since early last year, and it will continue to reshape our society and industries through innovative production models and…


By Omri Grossman

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TensorFlow.js (or, in short, tfjs) is a library that lets you create, train, and use trained Machine Learning models in Javascript!

The main focus is to let Javascript Developers enter the Machine Learning & Deep Learning world by creating cool and intelligent web applications that can run on any major browser or Node.js servers using Javascript.

Introduction

TensorFlow.js can run almost everywhere, all major browsers, servers, mobile phones, and even IoT devices. This demonstrates how huge potential this library has. TensorFlow.js backend can run on the device GPU through WebGLAPI, which gives Javascript code to run on…


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Project Introduction

In today’s world, one of the common issues that people are facing is to remain safe while being in crowded places. This problem was exacerbated when COVID-19 struck major cities in the world, forcing city dwellers to adapt to the new norm, such as wearing masks and frequently washing hands with soap.

If we search for COVID precautions/prevention on the web, we get a list of recommendations to stay safe. One advice that frequently appears is to “wear a mask when physical/social distancing is not possible”. …


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By Raghav K.

Almost every IT organization is making a shift to embrace DevOps. The opportunity of a considerable speed increase to the software development lifecycle and greater business agility is hard to pass. Streamlined and accelerated interactions between development and operations are simple when defined but a more complex structure when implemented.


Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms that can be automatically improved through experience. Machine learning uses big data or past experience to optimize the performance standards of computer programs.

What Is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning (ML) in simple terms can be defined as the science of getting computers to act and learn without explicit programming to perform those actions. It has become quite popular in recent years, however, the term itself was coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel who defined Machine Learning as ‘the field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly taught’.

A more recent and…


As cliché as it may sound, 2020 has indeed been a challenging year for all of us, perhaps the most difficult year yet. Looking back, we’ve done well to overcome unprecedented challenges through innovative ideas, including maintaining our position as the third largest global provider for IaaS for the third consecutive year, hosting our very first fully-digital Apsara Conference, and the wide adoption of cloud native technologies for this year’s Double 11. We’ve weathered the storm of 2020, and we can only expect the best for 2021.

In this blog, we’d like to share some of our biggest achievements and…

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