Chapter 6. Tuning in Storm

This chapter covers

  • Tuning a Storm topology
  • Handling latency in a Storm topology
  • Using Storm’s built-in metrics-collecting API

So far, we’ve given you as gentle an introduction to Storm concepts as we can. It’s time to kick things up a notch. In this chapter, we’ll discuss life as a developer after you’ve deployed your topology to a Storm cluster. You thought your job was over once the topology was deployed, didn’t you? Think again! Once you deploy your topology, you need to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible. That’s why we’ve devoted two chapters to tuning and troubleshooting.

We’ll briefly revisit the Storm UI, because this will be the most important tool you’ll use to determine whether your ...

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