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Building Python Real-Time Applications with Storm by Barry Hart, Kartik Bhatnagar

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Chapter 1. Getting Acquainted with Storm

In this chapter, you will get acquainted with the following topics:

  • An overview of Storm
  • The "before Storm" era and key features of Storm
  • Storm cluster modes
  • Storm installation
  • Starting various daemons
  • Playing with Storm configurations

Over the complete course of the chapter, you will learn why Storm is creating a buzz in the industry and why it is relevant in present-day scenarios. What is this real-time computation? We will also explain the different types of Storm's cluster modes, the installation, and the approach to configuration.

Overview of Storm

Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, and highly scalable platform for processing streaming data in a real-time manner. It became an Apache top-level project in ...

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