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Distributed Computing

Data Lake: Concepts, Characteristics, Architecture, and Case Studies

This article provides deep insights into the data lake concept and compares some common solutions available in the market.

An Interpretation of PolarDB-X Source Codes (Extra): How to Implement a Paxos

This is an extra article from the 10-part series, discussing the engineering implementation of Paxos.

An Interpretation of PolarDB-X Source Codes (6): Distributed Deadlock Detection

Part 6 of this 10-part series focuses on the source codes of the distributed deadlock detection function in PolarDB-X.

Store Huge Amounts of Structured and Semi-Structured Data with Alibaba Cloud Tablestore

This short article explains the benefits of Alibaba Cloud Tablestore.

What is Distributed Transactions? - Part 10 of About Distributed Systems

Distributed transactions can be used to solve consistency problems during data replication, but that's not the whole purpose of them, at least not just that.

Data Consistency Problems- Part 9 of About Distributed Systems

The combination of the two characteristics of replication - master-slave and timeliness, is causing data consistency risks.

Improve Availability with Replications - Part 8 of About Distributed Systems

What makes a system reliable is its high availability and high SLA. Today we look at how distributed service runs stably so that users can continue to benefit from its capabilities.

How Does SchedulerX Help Users Solve Distributed Task Scheduling Problems?

This article describes the resource definition, visualized control capability, and distributed batch processing capability of the task scheduling platform.

Cloud-Native Operation and Maintenance Technology: Enhance Application Security in ASM with the “Zero-Trust Concept” and OPA

This article explains the zero-trust concept and how to use it to enhance application security in ASM.

Alibaba Cloud Launches Enterprise-Level Cloud-Native Data Lake during 2020 Double 11

This article reviews Alibaba Cloud's enterprise-level cloud-native data lake solution launched during the double 11 festival and discusses its key benefits.

Basic Concepts and Intuitive Understanding of EPaxos

This article introduces the EPaxos algorithm in a simple and easy-to-understand way, suitable even for those with basic knowledge of Paxos or Raft algorithms.

Core Protocol Process of EPaxos: A Trilogy of EPaxos (Part Two)

This article introduces the core protocol process of EPaxos from the perspective of the comparison between Paxos and EPaxos.

Alibaba Big Data Practices on Cloud-Native – EMR Spark on ACK

This article discusses the practices and challenges of EMR Spark on Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes.

Flink Course Series (4): Fault Tolerance in Flink

This article mainly introduces Flink fault tolerance mechanism principles along with stateful stream computing, global consistency snapshots, and Flink state management.

Flink Course Series (1): A General Introduction to Apache Flink

This article describes the basic concepts, importance, development, and current applications of Apache Flink.

The Value of MaxCompute: SaaS Cloud-based Data Warehouse

This post describes the core capabilities of MaxCompute and discusses its advantages through several use cases.

What is Edge Computing

Edge computing is a distributed computing concept that integrates intelligence to edge devices, also called edge nodes, allowing data to be processed .

How to Analyze CDC Data in Iceberg Data Lake Using Flink

This article discusses the challenges and limitations of various solutions in CDC data analysis and describes how to use Flink and Iceberg to overcome them.

Flink + Iceberg: How to Construct a Whole-scenario Real-time Data Warehouse

In this article, the author explains building a real-time data warehouse using Apache Flink and Apache Iceberg.

Apache Iceberg 0.11.0: Features and Deep Integration with Flink

In this article, the author discusses how Apache Flink and Apache Iceberg have opened a new chapter in building a data lake architecture featuring stream-batch unification.