Alibaba Cloud Claims New Global Record in Big Data, Decision Support

Alibaba Cloud announced that its MaxCompute data processing platform has been benchmarked with a price-performance ratio ahead of the rest of the industry on a new benchmark published by industry council Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).

MaxCompute is a cloud-based big data processing platform developed by Alibaba Cloud that supports multiple distributed data storage and processing models, and gives organizations the ability to create massive data warehouses and access big data modelling capabilities.

New Benchmark

The TPCx-Big Bench (TBCx-BB) and TBC-DS were released in September by TPC, and measure big data performance and decision support respectively. It is understood that Alibaba Cloud is the first cloud service provider to be evaluated using a 100 TB data benchmark.

According to Alibaba Cloud, MaxCompute attained 25,641 BBQpm (Big Bench Query-per-minute) with price/performance ratio of up to $224.49/BBQpm on the TBCx-BB tests, placing the platform's performance ahead of the rest of the industry.

TBCx-BB measures the performance of hardware and software components of Hadoop-based big data systems by executing 30 frequently performed analytical queries in the context of retailers with physical and online store presence.

“We are very excited to see Alibaba Cloud's core product MaxCompute represented so well in the international benchmarks released by TPC,” said Yangqing Jia, the vice president of Alibaba Group and president and senior fellow of Data Platform at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

“Receiving the industry-first and record-breaking results through the TPC further bolsters our confidence in delivering the best value for our customers and partners across our 61 availability zones across 20 regions around the world.”