Alibaba Cloud sees doubling of demand for its database family of products

Alibaba Cloud has seen the demand for its database family of products doubles year-over-year. The increase was fueled by industries’ growing needs to move their operation online given the lasting impacts of COVID-19. Alibaba Cloud is the third largest cloud computing company in the world, and its database technologies currently serve more than 100,000 companies globally.

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To support customers’ digital transformation journey, at the Apsara Conference 2020, Alibaba Cloud database team launched a series of new product and feature upgrades, which include a family of cloud native database products covering OLTP, OLAP, NoSQL, tools and utility, and self-driving database platform. These products will provide a rich solution portfolio within the database eco-system for the complete cycle of data processing, storage, management, and analytics and are available in the Middle East.

Lindorm is a cloud-native database, with affordable storage and flexible processing characteristics. It is suitable to be used by applications with massive processing requirement for a mixture of unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data. The application of Lindorm for enterprises is able to reduce the storage cost by 80% as compared with using conventional databases, with an availability guarantee of at least 99.99%.

Alibaba Cloud’s self-proprietary cloud-native distributed database product PolarDB-X is upgraded with hybrid transaction/analytical processing and global secondary index for distributed data feature. With the new upgrades, it is able to carry out high concurrent, massive online transaction requests, and at the same time, help online business to accelerate the complex analysis with efficient processing by 5 to 10 times. Companies that require extremely fast data and transaction processing functionalities such as logistics platform, is able to deploy PolarDB-X to meet its instant needs.

Based on the storage and computing decoupled architecture, AnalyticDB (ADB) creates an automatic, flexible cloud-native data warehouse that is able to integrate online interactive analytics and offline computation operations. In addition, AnalyticDB MySQL (ADB MySQL) can meet the resource requirement of users’ workloads with its elasticity on time consumption, data storage and group isolation to reduce cost and increase operational stability. With its multi-master and high concurrency “Laser” engine, ADB MySQL is able to power real-time computation needs with enterprise cost reduced by 50-80%.

Cloud-native Data Lake Analytics (DLA) released upgraded features with its Serverless Spark to pull up 300 knots within 1 minute. With serverless Presto and Spark computation engine, it provides enterprises with a one stop (serverless) data lake platform that is efficient and easy to use with features such as one-click lake formation, metadata discovery and management, and delta lake management. Both ADB and DLA has been successfully deployed in various industries including finance, manufacturing, retail, aviation and logistics to help their digital transformation processes.