As the largest Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu is very experienced with stressing their production data serving systems. In this case study, Shaoshan Liu — senior architect at Baidu — shares his experiences with Alluxio in production, and how the technology has led to dramatic performance gains. With Alluxio, batch queries are transformed into interactive queries. This enables Baidu to discover insights interactively leading to increases in productivity by 10 fold and improvements in customer experience.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they’re looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu USA is home to Baidu USDC and Baidu Research. Baidu USDC develops Internet-related business opportunities and advanced technologies in areas such as advertising, security, big data and cloud computing. Baidu Research focuses on fundamental technologies in areas such as image recognition and image-based search, voice recognition, natural language processing and semantic intelligence.