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 …
Storm is a useful framework, but Nathan Marz seems to have been overwhelmed by the demands of a wider community - documentation is poor, features unexplained and integration with the rest of the enterprise spotty.
If moving under the Apache banner can address these issues, Storm offers some unique capabilities.
Yeah its good that Storm is getting more support.
But one negative thing about Apache... you can get some really bad design ideas added in because of the talent pool willing to volunteer their time.
Needs more time to cook...
Storm will undoubtedly be a great product, once it has some time to mature and be implemented by open-source focused corporations. That being said, there are mature commercial products out there right now that highlight the shortcomings and baffling idiosyncracies present in Storm. Big Blue's InfoSphere Streams, for instance.
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