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Mastering Apache Storm

By : Ankit Jain
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Mastering Apache Storm

By: Ankit Jain

Overview of this book

Apache Storm is a real-time Big Data processing framework that processes large amounts of data reliably, guaranteeing that every message will be processed. Storm allows you to scale your data as it grows, making it an excellent platform to solve your big data problems. This extensive guide will help you understand right from the basics to the advanced topics of Storm. The book begins with a detailed introduction to real-time processing and where Storm fits in to solve these problems. You’ll get an understanding of deploying Storm on clusters by writing a basic Storm Hello World example. Next we’ll introduce you to Trident and you’ll get a clear understanding of how you can develop and deploy a trident topology. We cover topics such as monitoring, Storm Parallelism, scheduler and log processing, in a very easy to understand manner. You will also learn how to integrate Storm with other well-known Big Data technologies such as HBase, Redis, Kafka, and Hadoop to realize the full potential of Storm. With real-world examples and clear explanations, this book will ensure you will have a thorough mastery of Apache Storm. You will be able to use this knowledge to develop efficient, distributed real-time applications to cater to your business needs.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. Storm Deployment, Topology Development, and Topology Options

In this chapter, we are going to start with deployment of Storm on multiple node (three Storm and three ZooKeeper) clusters. This chapter is very important because it focuses on how we can set up the production Storm cluster and why we need the high availability of both the Storm Supervisor, Nimbus, and ZooKeeper (as Storm uses ZooKeeper for storing the metadata of the cluster, topology, and so on)?

The following are the key points that we are going to cover in this chapter:

  • Deployment of the Storm cluster
  • Program and deploy the word count example
  • Different options of the Storm UI--kill, active, inactive, and rebalance
  • Walkthrough of the Storm UI
  • Dynamic log level settings
  • Validating the Nimbus high availability