This blog is inspired and based on the Alicloud WeChat article https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/X1MtLk71LLZnsYZBVv-hHA
This year 2019-11.11, Alibaba Tmall double 11 sales event accomplished Turnover of 268.4 billion Chinese Yuan! The peak value of orders reached 544,000 units/second, and the data processing capacity per day reached 970PB! And all the system is based on Alibaba Cloud.
According to CTO Alibaba said in this blog, there were four technology secrets behind this.
- 3rd Generation of X-Dragon Architecture. An AWS nitro similar technology.
- OceanBase and PolarDB. Those are Alibaba’s self-made Databases.
- Calculation and storage are separated. The storage is on remote and could be easily for expansion
- RDMA(RemoteDirect Memory Access) in order to access the remote storage data quickly.
We could see in order to support and boost such large data requesting case, we should improve on the physical machine side and also database sides. Reading retrieving data quickly is the key.