Spotify Switches Its Operations onto Google’s Cloud

The Swedish startup that was using the data centers of AWS in UK and USA has announced the shift of their entire services onto the cloud computing services of Google. On the news blog of Spotify, it is officially announced by the company that they have chosen the Google Cloud Platform as their infrastructure partner to run the famous music streaming service. Before finalizing this decision the company was providing their services by managing their own hardware and other data centers including the AWS.

Nicholas Harteau the vice president, Engineering & Infrastructure Spotify said, “Google has long been a thought-leader in this space, and this shows in the sophistication and quality of its data offerings. From traditional batch processing with Dataproc, to rock-solid event delivery with Pub/Sub to the nearly magical abilities of BigQuery, building on Google’s data infrastructure provides us with a significant advantage where it matters the most.”

Spotify plans to shift its center computing infrastructure, where the company stores, retains and analyzes the very huge data it gathers, from its personal amenities to Google’s. The music-streaming service policy is to keep on storing its music files on Amazon Simple Storage Service. With this, the company will go on with the distribution of music to its distant clients via numerous content delivery services, which consists the Amazon Cloud Front also.

He further said “We have a large and complex back-end, so this is a large and complex project that will take us some time to complete.  We’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with you as we go, so watch our engineering blog for more information on what we learn, build and break along the way.”

Spotify state that it’s a huge deal for them to work with a cloud giant like Google, but it’s also a gigantic contract for Google that an industry boss in the streaming group would prefer them. Surely, Spotify could have selected to spread out service with AWS or even chosen Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering to be on the basis of their service.

The reason behind choosing the Google for this service is the experience of using the Google’s data platform and tools. Good infrastructure is important to keeping things up and running, but the thing that is more important is to make all of the groups more competent and more successful, and Google’s data stack are doing this for our company.

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