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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

Storm prerequisites

You should have the Java JDK and ZooKeeper ensemble installed before starting the deployment of the Storm cluster.

Installing Java SDK 7

Perform the following steps to install the Java SDK 7 on your machine. You can also go with JDK 1.8:

  1. Download the Java SDK 7 RPM from Oracle's site (
  2. Install the Java jdk-7u<version>-linux-x64.rpm file on your CentOS machine using the following command:
sudo rpm -ivh jdk-7u<version>-linux-x64.rpm
  1. Add the following environment variable in the ~/.bashrc file:
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk<version>
  1. Add the path of the bin directory of the JDK to the PATH system environment variable to the ~/.bashrc file:
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
  1. Run the following command to reload the bashrc file on the current login terminal:
source ~/.bashrc
  1. Check the Java installation as follows:
java -version

The output of the preceding command is as follows:

java version "1.7.0_71"Java...