Alibaba Cloud says that by releasing PolarDB, its self-developed database, it hopes to create a better open source ecosystem for developers to build better cloud-native databases. PolarDB is also responsible for handling 140 million queries per second during Alibaba’s global sale.
Alibaba CloudAlibaba Group’s digital technology and intelligence backbone will release its self-developed PolarDB database for PostgreSQL source code at GitHub following the Apache Version 2.0 protocol. With the move, the company hopes to create an open source ecosystem for developers around the world to build better cloud native databases.
PolarDB for PostgreSQL used X-Paxos to ensure its availability. Developers and data analysts can leverage the clustered version of X-Paxos, including database cores, associated plugins, tool scripts, test cases, and design documents, to create systems adapted to basic business scenarios for medium and large enterprises.
Dr Li Feifei, Database Industry President, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said, “We hope to work closely with the open source community and our partners to innovate cloud native databases, to support diverse vertical business needs. worldwide. “
He adds, “Besides PolarDB for PostgreSQL, Alibaba Cloud also plans to open more database products in the near future, and through these initiatives, we hope to create our own open source community to facilitate sharing of similar knowledge. . database developers in mind. “
In addition to the open source PolarDB for PostgreSQL, an Oracle compatible enterprise version is also available on Alibaba Cloud.
The PolarDB product series is said to have played a vital role in supporting Alibaba Group’s 11.11 global shopping festival. In 2020, PolarDB set a new record by processing 140 million requests per second during peak hours at 11.11.
Alibaba is said to be one of the main contributors on GitHub. Its open source initiatives include MySQL-based AliSQL, the Pouch container tool, and JStorm, a Java version of Apache Storm.
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