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Apache Foundation embraces real time big data cruncher ‘Storm’

The Apache Foundation has voted to accept the “Storm” real time data processing tool into its incubator program, the first step towards making it an official part of the Foundation’s open source offerings.
Storm aims to do for real time data processing what Hadoop did for batch processing: queue jobs and send them off to a cluster of computers, then pull everything back together into usable form. Nathan Marz, poster of the Storm GitHub repository believes “The lack of a ‘Hadoop of real time’ has become the biggest hole in the data processing ecosystem.”

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