April 2, 2014 2 Comments
In a release in February Apache Storm community added Windows platform support for Storm 0.9.1
I for one have been very excited to see this. The Hortonworks distribution of Hadoop (HDP) is the only one that runs on both Windows and Linux and this gives a lot more choice to traditional enterprise clients. I’ve been working with HDP for about a year and a half now and really like the experience – both on Linux and Windows.
Storm is a very exciting development in real time data processing using a Hadoop cluster. This is useful for running models that you’ve created by more traditional batch processing and map reduce within Hadoop. Storm uses a simple spout and bolt topology for processing tuples of information at scale and in real time. More information can be found at the storm site: http://storm.incubator.apache.org/.
I am now wondering if this technology, now running on Windows, will make it into the Windows Azure HDInsight service. I certainly don’t have any inside information on this, but I’d be interested to see it.