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 real-time pipelines have Apache Storm wired to different systems like Kafka, Cassandra, Zookeeper, and other sources and sinks. Building applications for over 50 million active users globally requires perpetual thinking about scalability […]

Incident Management at Spotify

A few weeks ago Spotify had one of the biggest incidents in the last few years. It caused a major outage for a big chunk of our European users. For a few hours the music playback experience was damaged. Our users would see high latency when playing music and some of them were unable to […]