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How Spotify uses Apache Cassandra

At Spotify, we use Apache Cassandra for a variety of different data storage needs to enable us to stream millions of songs to millions of people. The open source Cassandra database provides a high availability, high performance database that scales to multi-terabyte datasets. In this talk, Noa Resare from Spotify Operations talks about our experiences running Cassandra in our production environment - the good, the bad and a bit of the ugly.


6:30 - 7:00pm: Mix and Mingle

7:00 - 8:00pm: Noa's discussion

8:00 - 8:30: Q&A and wrappin' it up!

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  • Daniel Z.

    The event was packed. It was filled with talented engineers and the presentation proved to be very insightful, coming from one of the leading operations managers from the team in Sweden.

    1 · March 8, 2012

  • David S.

    Excellent talk, detailed and covered all the bases...the one question I would have asked was answered in the talk!

    1 · March 8, 2012

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    A former member

    Great talk! Loved the detailed discussion of the hardware side as that often gets overlooked in these types of talks.

    1 · March 8, 2012

  • Michael H.

    Great intro- good lessons on how to use Cassandra at scale in a multi-datacenter environment. Enjoyed learning about the use-cases as well.

    1 · March 8, 2012

  • Noa R.

    So, people were asking for slides. Here they are:

    March 8, 2012

  • Lin-Yu W.

    It's super informative meetup! It's great to know Spotify uses no SQL to store music files. It's a brilliant idea!

    March 8, 2012

  • Peter K.

    Nicely done Noa. I wont rely on replication for my backups!

    March 7, 2012

  • Lin-Yu W.

    Super great meetup!

    March 7, 2012

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