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28 September 2011, 16:24

Twitter open sources Storm

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Twitter logo As expected, Twitter has released its Storm stream processing framework as open source. The distributed real-time computation system was originally developed by BackType, which was acquired by Twitter in July of this year.

According to Nathan Marz, Storm's lead engineer, Storm is designed to provide real-time distributed processing of streams of data, similar to Hadoop's MapReduce. However, unlike Hadoop systems, the computation never ends: the network continuously processes messages and produces results.

The current release of Storm is version 0.5.2; documentation and tutorials can be found on the Storm wiki. Hosted on GitHub, Storm is made available under the Eclipse Public Licence 1.0.

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