Storm in a Teacup

I wanted to call this blog article something like „Storm in a Nutshell“ but decided against it as

  1. there is probably a book by that name out there somewhere, and I wanted to avoid any unannounced visits in the dead of night from shady-looking types from the copyright police, and
  2. I really wanted to use a corny pun.

So think of a teacup as conceptually similar to a nutshell, but bigger.

On a recent project, we used Apache Storm as the real-time component of a complex, cloud-based environment used for fraud detection. In this article I would like to offer an introductory overview of storm, showing how to define a simple spout and bolt, as well as highlighting some of the issues that are important when building storm topologies. Weiterlesen