Bootstrapping Twitter Storm

I have chances to use Twitter Storm for my thesis and in this post I would like Ā to give some pointers about it. I hope this will be useful for those who are starting to use Storm in their project šŸ™‚

Of course I am NOT talking about this movie :D
Of course I am NOT talking about this movie šŸ˜€

Well, I tried to search for Twitter Storm logo, but I could not find it. Then suddenly I remembered about the movie pictured above. Okay, let’s get back to business.

What is Twitter Storm?

Twitter Storm is a distributed streaming computation framework. It does, for real-time-processing(via streaming), what Hadoop’s MapReduce (MR) does for batch processing. The main reason why it exists is in inflexibility of Hadoop MR in handling stream processing, i.e. it’s too complex and error-prone to configure Hadoop MR in handling streaming data (for more detail, watch the first five minutes of this video). Continue reading Bootstrapping Twitter Storm