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AliCloud launches a big data platform

Nurdianah Md Nur | Jan. 26, 2016
The company also partners NVIDIA to help boost the computing performance of emerging companies.

AliCloud, the cloud computing business of Alibaba Group, has launched a big data platform at its Computing Conference - 2016 Shanghai Summit.

Supported by AliCloud's in-data management, the big data platform offers 20 new solutions covering all aspects of the data development chain including computing engine, data processing, data analysis, machine learning and data application.

The company expects more than 1,000 data developers to benefit from the platform in the next three years.

 "The Big Data Platform fulfils our vision of sharing our vast data troves that will create immense value to our users," said Simon Hu, President of AliCloud. "The platform is a testament to our ongoing commitment of building an ecosystem that leverages our cloud computing expertise to efficiently and securely serve the needs of our global clients."

Strategic Partnership with NVIDIA
AliCloud also announced that it will be partnering NVIDIA - an American company that designs graphic processing units (GPU) - at the summit.

 The two companies will collaborate around AliCloud High Performance Computing (HPC) to develop the first GPU-based cloud HPC platform in China.  

They will also provide emerging companies support in the areas of HPC and deep learning with comprehensive GPU computing. "Innovative companies in deep learning are one of our most important user communities," said Zhang Wensong, Chief Scientist of AliCloud. "Together with NVIDIA, AliCloud will use its strength in public cloud computing and experiences accumulated in HPC to offer emerging companies in deep learning with greater support in the future."

"[Through this partnership,] users will be able to enjoy the latest GPU accelerated HPC, Artificial Intelligence, and deep learning technologies through the cloud, thus empowering them to innovate," said Shanker Trivedi, NVIDIA's Global VP.


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