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Mastering Mesos by Akhil Das, Dipa Dubhashi

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Storm on Mesos

Storm is a real-time distributed data processing system for processing data coming in at high velocities. It can process millions of records per second and is particularly useful for applications where millisecond-level latency is essential (for example, security threat detection, fraud detection, operational monitoring, and so on).

The Storm architecture

A typical Storm cluster has three types of nodes:

  • Nimbus or master node: This is responsible for submitting and distributing the computations for execution apart from handling tasks such as launching slave nodes and monitoring the execution
  • ZooKeeper node: This is responsible for coordinating the cluster
  • Supervisor node: This is responsible for starting and stopping slave nodes based ...

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