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
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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