Alibaba Cloud has released a suite of cloud-computing products, ranging from server-less computing and data analytics to networking, storage and database management, to the international market – products that were previously available only to clients in China.
According to an announcement on Monday, which came during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the products are accessible to any number of industry sectors, allowing businesses turn analytics into actionable insights to accelerate their growth.
“We believe in a virtuous cycle of building world-class infrastructure, deploying intelligent applications on that architecture, and using real-time analytics to make data-driven decisions,” said Yeming Wang, Alibaba Cloud’s general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Alibaba Cloud emphasized the idea of “intelligent business,” saying that companies of all kinds, from global enterprises and to internet startups, need to be able to draw insights from data and make smart business decisions quickly to keep pace with their respective industries. But they often face challenges managing and analyzing that data at scale in addition to processing real-time streaming data. The products being released were created to address these issues, the company said.
The analytics products included:
The infrastructure products were:
The products were first created to serve Alibaba Group, Alibaba Cloud’s parent company, and its business units operating in the retail, finance, logistics and media and entertainment sectors before being offered to domestic clients.
“We are keen to turn our proven in-house technology into broadly applicable services and pass the benefits on to customers globally so they can quickly build applications on top, such as for 5G, edge computing and IOT, and shorten the time-to-market,” said Henry Zhang, senior product manager of Alibaba Cloud International.