Data

53 articles
  • March 25, 2016

    Managing Machines at Spotify

    Introduction When you log into Spotify, browse through your Discover Weekly playlist, and play a track, you’re interacting with some of our [...]

    Published by Nic Cope
  • January 27, 2016

    SDN Internet Router – Part 2

    Introduction In the previous post we talked about how the Internet finds its way to reach content and users; how Internet relations [...]

    Published by dbarrosop
  • January 26, 2016

    SDN Internet Router – Part 1

    Introduction This is the first part of a series of posts about a project we have been working with for [...]

    Published by dbarrosop
  • December 9, 2015

    ELS: a latency-based load balancer, part 2

    What to Measure? In part 1, we already mentioned a few metrics that should be considered by the load balancer. Success [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • December 8, 2015

    ELS: latency based load balancer, part 1

    Load Balancing Most Spotify clients connect to our back-end via accesspoint which forwards client requests to other servers. In the picture below, the accesspoint has [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • November 17, 2015

    Monitoring at Spotify: Introducing Heroic

    This is the second part in a series about Monitoring at Spotify. In the previous post I discussed our history of operational [...]

    Published by John-John Tedro
  • November 16, 2015

    Monitoring at Spotify: The Story So Far

    This is the first in a two-part series about Monitoring at Spotify. In this, I’ll be discussing our history, the [...]

    Published by John-John Tedro
  • September 21, 2015

    Cassandra: Data-Driven Configuration

    Spotify currently runs over 100 production-level Cassandra clusters. We use Cassandra across user-facing features, in our internal monitoring and analytics [...]

    Published by Noel Cody
  • August 27, 2015

    Underflow bug

    All of us are familiar with overflow bugs. However, sometimes you write code that counts on overflow. This is a [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • March 9, 2015

    Understanding the Spotify Web API

    Six months ago, when we launched our Web API, we provided twelve endpoints through which developers could retrieve Spotify catalog [...]

    Published by Chris Hughes
  • January 9, 2015

    Personalization at Spotify using Cassandra

    At Spotify we have have over 60 million active users who have access to a vast music catalog of over 30 million [...]

    Published by Kinshuk Mishra and Matt Brown
  • January 5, 2015

    How Spotify Scales Apache Storm

    Spotify has built several real-time pipelines using Apache Storm for use cases like ad targeting, music recommendation, and data visualization. Each of these [...]

    Published by Kinshuk Mishra
  • December 18, 2014

    Date-Tiered Compaction in Apache Cassandra

    For my master’s thesis, I developed and benchmarked an Apache Cassandra compaction strategy optimized for time series. The result, the [...]

    Published by Björn Hegerfors
  • February 28, 2014

    How to shuffle songs?

    At Spotify we take user feedback seriously. We noticed some users complaining about our shuffling algorithm playing a few songs [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • June 4, 2013

    Incident Management at Spotify

    A few weeks ago Spotify had one of the biggest incidents in the last few years. It caused a major [...]

    Published by David Poblador i Garcia
  • May 13, 2013

    Analytics at Spotify

    At the heart of Spotify lives a massive and growing data-set. Most data is user-centric and allows us to provide [...]

    Published by Jason Palmer
  • April 11, 2013

    sthlm.js #7 @ Spotify

    We recently hosted the seventh sthlm.js meetup at our office and Paul Lewis of Google Chrome, Robert Nyman of Mozilla and our [...]

    Published by Gabriel Bonander