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Twitter To Open Source Streaming Data Analyzer

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the right-sporting dept.

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splitenz writes "Expanding the field of complex event process software with another offering, Twitter will release as open source its software for analysing live large-scale data streams, called Storm. Although the software has been compared to Hadoop, Storm is best suited for analysing live data streams, such as millions of Twitter feeds."

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FP? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37002326)

Do I get it? Do I?

Netflow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37003414)

Hmm , I wonder if this would be good for Netflow analysis instead of using Silk.

Why the link to secondary info? (2)

La Camiseta (59684) | more than 3 years ago | (#37003554)

The original blog post is here [twitter.com] .

Fourth Post! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37003630)

I win.

Fifth post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37005580)

This is the lowest numbered post I've ever made on /. ... what's going on? Noone gives a crap about twitter?

Yes (1)

improfane (855034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37005702)

Nobody really cares about Twitter. It's a fad.

You could code a crude Twitter in one night.

Re:Yes (1)

fuzzytv (2108482) | more than 3 years ago | (#37005802)

Except that the post is not about Twitter. It's about a tool they use they developed and use to analyse the stream of data. And they're dealing with a lot of data, so the tool might be really interesting.

And yes, you could code a crude Twitter in one night, the only problem is it'd support about 3 users while Twitter is used by millions. So this goes to the same drawer like "I can run Google on a single LAMP box" and other similar ideas.

Yet nobody cares (1)

improfane (855034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37005836)

Even so, it's still about Twitter and nobody actually cares. Have you noticed we're not really talking about it and having a metadiscussion?

Of course it would scale, my point is Twitter is such a trivial application of technology. The scaling technologies used for Twitter would work for other applications. Hence, Twitter is nothing special or significant.

Re:Yet nobody cares (1)

improfane (855034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37005848)

would not scale*

Re:Yet nobody cares (1)

marmotte (857974) | more than 3 years ago | (#37007078)

however trivial twitter may look, it's a perfect huge stream of data for the netflow software TFA is about. btw twitter is valued $7 Billion, are you coding something significant tonight ?

Re:Yet nobody cares (1)

improfane (855034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37007206)

We are in a bubble. It's not actually worth that. Yes I am :-)

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