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Articles and blog posts

Spotify Unwrapped: How we brought you a decade of data
Bigtable was a key component in the architecture that Spotify used for its 2019 Wrapped campaign.

Migrating our cloud infrastructure to Google Cloud
Multi-part article describing Sift Engineering's migration to Google Cloud, including its evaluation and adoption of Bigtable.

Developing a JanusGraph-backed service on Google Cloud
Walk through the steps to set up a JanusGraph service that stores graph data in Bigtable.

Bigtable brings database stability and performance to Precognitive
Learn how Precognitive solved its scaling issues, reduced request latency, and saved time by moving to Bigtable.

How we moved our historical stats from MySQL to Bigtable with zero downtime
Read about Fastly's migration of its Historical Stats API database from MySQL to Bigtable.

Bigtable: Storing protobuf bytes in one column vs. splitting the content into column families/qualifiers
Blog post about the performance impact of splitting protocol buffer data into multiple columns in Bigtable.

How WePay uses stream analytics for real-time fraud detection using Google Cloud and Apache Kafka
Overview of WePay's stream analytics pipeline for fraud detection, which gives them answers to queries in near-real time without affecting their main transactional business system. The pipeline uses several Google Cloud services, including Bigtable and Dataflow.

How Qubit deduplicates streaming data at scale with Google Cloud
Learn how Qubit uses Bigtable and Google Cloud to dedupe messages at scale, with no self-managed components.

Scaling exactEarth's satellite vessel-tracking service using GeoMesa on Google Cloud
Description of how exactEarth uses Bigtable and Google Cloud to scale their solution for global geospatial analytics.

Bigtable paper earns the SIGOPS 2016 Hall of Fame Award
Blog post about the SIGOPS award earned by the 2006 paper, "Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data."

Financial services firm processes 25 billion stock market events per hour with Bigtable
A look at how FIS load-tested Bigtable's ability to process simulated market events.

Time series data with OpenTSDB + Bigtable
Learn about Server Density's migration of their time series data to Bigtable from MongoDB.

Big Data Processing at Spotify: The Road to Scio
Describes how Spotify builds data pipelines by integrating Scio with several Google Cloud services, including Dataflow and Bigtable, which Spotify uses for large-scale batch jobs.

Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data
Academic paper describing Bigtable's design, implementation, and data model presented at the 7th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation in 2006.


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Bringing the Cloud to the 4th Industrial Revolution - Presented by Oden Technologies
Internet of Things (IoT) NY #51 2018


Bigtable with Ian Lewis
Interview with Ian Lewis, a Google Cloud Developer Advocate based in Tokyo, about Bigtable.

Server Density with David Mytton
The CEO and founder of Server Density, a scalable infrastructure monitoring software company, talks about their experience migrating from on-premises MongoDB to Bigtable.