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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Josh Baer

Josh Baer
Technical Product Owner, Spotify


Josh Baer is a data infrastructure product lead at Spotify, where he is leading the data processing track of Spotify’s migration to Google Cloud Platform. During his time at Spotify, Josh has worked on growing Spotify’s Hadoop footprint from 180 machines to 2,000, enabling everyday real-time processing and providing infrastructure for advanced machine learning tasks.


5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Big data and the Cloud, Data Engineering & Architecture
Location: 1A 15/16/17 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Media, Platform
Josh Baer (Spotify), Alison Gilles (Spotify)
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In early 2016, Spotify decided that it didn’t want to be in the data center business. The future was the cloud. Josh Baer and Alison Gilles explain what it took to move Spotify to the cloud, covering Spotify's technology choices, challenges faced, and the lessons Spotify learned along the way. Read more.