Spotify’s Love/Hate Relationship with DNS
Spotify has a history of loving “boring” technologies. It’s not that often people talk about DNS; when they do, it’s usually to complain, or when a major outage happens. Otherwise, DNS is initially set up – probably with a 3rd party provider – and then mostly forgotten about. But it’s because DNS is boring that Spotify loves it so much. DNS provides a stable and widely-known query interface, free caching, and service discovery.