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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

Installation of Kafka brokers

At the time of writing, the stable version of Kafka is 0.9.x.

The prerequisites for running Kafka are a ZooKeeper ensemble and Java Version 1.7 or above. Kafka comes with a convenience script that can start a single node ZooKeeper but it is not recommended to use it in a production environment. We will be using the ZooKeeper cluster we deployed in Chapter 2, Storm Deployment, Topology Development, and Topology Options.

We will see how to set up a single node Kafka cluster first and then how to add two more nodes to it to run a full-fledged, three node Kafka cluster with replication enabled.

Setting up a single node Kafka cluster

Following are the steps to set up a single node Kafka cluster:

  1. Download the Kafka 0.9.x binary distribution named kafka_2.10- from
  1. Extract the archive to wherever you want to install Kafka with the following command:
tar -xvzf kafka_2.10- kafka_2.10-0.9...