Chapter 1. Introducing Storm

This chapter covers

  • What Storm is
  • The definition of big data
  • Big data tools
  • How Storm fits into the big data picture
  • Reasons for using Storm

Apache Storm is a distributed, real-time computational framework that makes processing unbounded streams of data easy. Storm can be integrated with your existing queuing and persistence technologies, consuming streams of data and processing/transforming these streams in many ways.

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