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Twitter moving cold storage and Hadoop clusters to Google Cloud Platform

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Twitter is teaming up with Google to move both cold storage and Hadoop clusters to the Google Cloud Platform, the two companies announced this Friday.

In a blog post written by Twitter’s CTO, Parag Agrawal, it was said that this move will allow Twitter’s engineering team to focus on improving productivity and tackling tasks of a higher level and priority.

“There is strong alignment with Twitter’s engineering strategy to meet the demands of its platform and the services Google Cloud offers at a global scale,” the blog post quotes Brian Stevens.

“Google Cloud Platform’s data solutions and trusted infrastructure will provide Twitter with the technical flexibility and consistency that its platform requires, and we look forward to an ongoing technical collaboration with their team.”

Once the migration is complete, Agrawal says, capacity provisioning will be faster, flexibility will be increased, and access to a broad ecosystem of tools and services should be made simpler.

Security will be improved, as well as disaster recovery capabilities.

“Architecturally, we will also be able to separate compute and storage for this class of Hadoop workloads, which has a number of long-term scaling and operational benefits,” he writes.

“We are excited about what our new collaboration with Google Cloud will mean not only for our engineering teams but for everyone on Twitter.”

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Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.