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How Pandora Uses Kafka

May 31, 2017 |

As a big Hadoop user, Pandora Media is no stranger to distributed processing technologies. But when the music streaming service decided to transition its ad tracking system from a batch-oriented system into a real-time one, it brought in a new technological underpinning to serve as the core foundational element. Read more…

Hadoop Helps Maintain Music Genome Project

Apr 18, 2013 |Keeping track of 67 million monthly users listening to 1.38 billion hours’ worth of music is quite the data intensive project for popular music recommendation site Pandora, which employs Hadoop as part of their music delivery platform. Read more…

Scaled out Music, Scaled down Infrastructure

Feb 18, 2013 |If you’re one of the 175 million Pandora users, then you have surely experienced the excitement of having the Internet's most popular radio station introduce you to a brand-new artist or song. While it may seem like magic, there is a perfectly logical explanation behind Pandora’s ability to seemingly read your mind and know your taste in music. The true magic behind Pandora lies hidden in the numbers and data collected from music analysis, personalization, and the music delivery methods it uses. Read more…
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