Are you itching to hear love songs reminiscent of Celine Dion? Or perhaps EDM is more your speed? Do you want to find artists similar to Gregory Alan Isakov? Whatever you’re in the mood for musically, Pandora has got you—and millions of other listeners around the world—covered.

Founded by musicians, Pandora is one of the world’s most powerful music discovery platforms. Pandora believes personalization is key for an optimal music listening experience. The company’s team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers Pandora’s proprietary Music Genome Project, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each listener. Pandora empowers artists by providing valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

Given its operational scale and its fervent user base, Pandora collects billions of data points that are tracked across dozens of systems, including media servers, device clients, and ad servers. Detecting anomalies in its data is crucial to prevent issues from developing that may impact stakeholders. Pandora’s traditional anomaly-detection system had its strengths in detecting major anomalies, but it had limitations in its detection models and alerting that Pandora needed to address as it continued to scale and collect more data.

The company sought to identify a machine learning (ML) system that could detect deviations within specific strata, allow users to customize monitoring and alerting, offer users a holistic picture of individual business incidents, and support various needs and use cases across analytics, science, and engineering teams. To meet its needs, Pandora turned to Anodot, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner and ML Competency Partner.

Using Anodot’s AI-powered time series analytics solution, built on AWS, Pandora monitors system operations and health in near real-time. The company can quickly identify potential short-term business-impacting systems issues and can easily prioritize issues for resolution. Pandora is also starting to use Anodot to monitor database issues along with ad and feature performance on a daily basis.

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Anodot is an Artificial Intelligence analytics solution that discovers revenue leaks and brand-damaging incidents in real time. Its automated machine learning algorithms continuously analyze business data, detect the business incidents that matter, and identify why they are happening by correlating across multiple data sources.

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