Skip to main content

Hadoop Adventures At Spotify

Adam Kawa (GetInData)
Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
Slides:   1-PDF 

Operating a small-size Hadoop cluster is a calm walk in a forest, while working with a big-size Hadoop cluster is a big adventure in a real jungle. The bigger elephant is, the more love and care it demands and we have discovered it in a hard way.

In this talk, we will take you for a trip into Hadoop jungle at Spotify to show the most interesting, exciting and surprising places where we have been to while growing fast from a 60 to 690-node Hadoop cluster. We will expose our JIRA tickets, real graphs, statistics, even excerpts from our dialogues. We will also share the mistakes that we made and describe the fixes that finally domesticated this love-demanding yellow elephant and its friends.

Photo of Adam Kawa

Adam Kawa


Adam Kawa works as Data Engineer at Spotify and Hadoop instructor at Compendium (Authorized Cloudera Training Partner).

He is a frequent speaker at HUGs, and the coorganizer of Warsaw and Stockholm HUGs. He blogs about Hadoop at

Comments on this page are now closed.


Picture of Adam Kawa
Adam Kawa
10/30/2013 4:35pm EDT

I uploaded them to Strata website a moment ago, so hopefully they appear here soon!

Marek K Kolodziej
10/30/2013 4:34pm EDT

Would it be possible to post the slides here, like the other speakers have?


Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Stewart at

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences email mediapartners

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

View a complete list of Strata + Hadoop World 2013 contacts