This yr consumers spent $7.4bn throughout Black Friday and an extra $9.4bn on Cyber Monday however even when mixed, these numbers come nowhere near the $38bn spent throughout Alibaba’s Singles’ Day.
Alibaba Cloud has revealed new particulars on the core applied sciences used throughout this yr’s record-breaking, 24-hour world buying competition with the primary being the third technology of its X-Dragon structure.
The agency’s X-Dragon servers are Elastic Naked Steel Servers which helped improved price effectivity by 20 p.c throughout this years sale. These servers are capable of seamlessly combine computing platforms, together with the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) naked steel server and digital machines, all in a single structure.
Alibaba Cloud additionally developed a database known as POLARDB which supported gross sales exercise with a peak of 87 million requests processed per second throughout Singles’ Day. The brand new technology of the cloud-native POLARDB database combines efficiency with compatibility in addition to the supply of conventional enterprise databases in an economical method.
Throughout 11.11, Alibaba’s customer-service chatbot Alime Store Assistant, supported by Alibaba DAMO Academy’s machine studying applied sciences, dealt with 97 p.c of on-line buyer inquiries on the agency’s e-commerce platforms Taobao and Tmall.
Alibaba DAMO Academy additionally gives enhanced machine translation know-how for the cross-border e-commerce platform AliExpress. The know-how is ready to routinely translate product owner’s retailer and product pages into 21 languages for patrons throughout Europe, Asia, America and the Center East. Alibaba DAMO Academy was used 1.66bn occasions throughout this yr’s sale and the service translated over 200bn phrases into totally different languages.
Taobao even developed a brand new, real-time communications framework for audio and video on Alibaba Cloud for this yr’s Singles’ Day. The know-how managed to scale back community latency from 5 to seven seconds to 1.5 seconds whereas enhancing the real-time interplay expertise between broadcasters and customers. Video AI recognized merchandise talked about by the broadcasters throughout their reside streams and audiences have been capable of view product hyperlinks concurrently displayed onscreen.
Voice search performed a job on this yr’s sale as nicely and over a million orders have been positioned and processed by voice command utilizing Alibaba AI Labs’ sensible speaker, Tmall Genie.
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day continues to interrupt data and on-line retailers within the US and Europe may study rather a lot from finding out the success of the Chinese language e-commerce big.