The Swedish music streaming device Spotify has announced that it would be moving most of it’s data to Google Cloud platform from its own servers.
Based on a report from WSG, Spotify ‘s music files will still remain at the Amazon cloud storage even though its core infrastructure is said to be moved to Google Cloud. According to the music streaming service, Google’s data analytics capabilities were the deciding factor in the shift.
“That’s where Google has the edge and that’s where we think they will continue to have the edge,”
Explained Harteau Nicholas to WSJ; who is the Vice President at Spotify’s engineering department and infrastructural department.
Although there have been major speculations about Google acquiring Spotify to gain stronger foothold in the streaming market since Spotify is the present in the industry. Spotify has more than 20million people who have subscribed to the device while it boosts of 75million active users while Apple music is half behind reportedly 10million subscriber as of last month.
Google was reportedly interested in acquiring Spotify in 2014, but talks broke down over price negotiations. If this was true, then it would be a good move for the search giant as it keeps expanding its tech values.