A screen displays the transaction volume of the 24-hour Alibaba Singles' Day global shopping festival at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters

How Alibaba powered billions of transactions on Singles' Day with ‘zero downtime’

  • Shoppers spent a record US$38.4 billion on Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplaces on November 11 this year
  • At its peak, the company’s Apsara Operating System supported a record 544,000 orders per second
Topic |   Alibaba

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A screen displays the transaction volume of the 24-hour Alibaba Singles' Day global shopping festival at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout

Consumers from China’s smaller cities lift Alibaba to new Singles’ Day record as buyers shrug off trade war

  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the world’s largest of its kind
Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout
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