Spotify is souping up the music streaming delivery times from its data centres with application acceleration technology from Fusion-io.

The digital music service has adopted the Fusion ioMemory platform in its data centres to rapidly deliver music from its open source Apache Cassandra database to listeners worldwide.

"Spotify users expect fast results across all of their devices and Fusion ioMemory gives us the speed and scalability we need to grow our footprint worldwide with new services," said Patrik Torstensson, IT architect at Spotify.

Sweden-based Spotify is facing more competition in the music streaming market since Google entered the fray.

At the Google I/O developers conference last month, Google unveiled All Access, a £7 per month music streaming service that will compete with both Pandora and Spotify. Customers who sign up for the service by 30 June will pay a discounted fee of £5 a month.

Apple is also expected to roll out a new music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco next week.