Tuning and Productionizing Storm

Hey guys,


It's been a while, let's get together again to talk Storm!

We thought we would focus this meetup more on tuning and productionizing Storm.

Nathan will give a talk on tuning Storm, and I'll give a talk on some other aspects of productionizing Storm, like load testing.



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Topic: Storm Meetup IV
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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  • eric c.

    I think it was helpful as an overview and set of specific challenges that are being worked on as part of eminent releases (i.e. 0.8.2). What I think was disappointing and surprising was the lack of hard statistics / metrics on running storm clusters and some interesting deployment / scaling battle scales. Would have made the session a lot more interesting to hear more of the tuning aspects of a high scale system.

    Another area that popped up a decent amount in the Q&A was why storm. There are a more interesting stream processed based systems popping up and I think many folks in the audience were interested in evaluating storm vs some other framework. Know this was not the purpose of the talk. But it would have been interesting to see compare / contrast of storm from a deployment perspective with other emerging stream processing stacks. Maybe topic for next meetup ...

    November 16, 2012

  • Shaji Ravindra N.

    Very Good

    November 15, 2012

  • Andrey

    Nathan gave crisp explanation of the most complex parts of Storm

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent talks

    November 14, 2012

  • Shingo O.

    Thank you Nathan! Good Talk today!
    Will today's slide be shared on the web??

    November 14, 2012

  • Evan C.

    By the way, please plan on coming into the building before 7pm, as after 7pm both the downstairs garage and the front main doors will lock. Thanks!

    November 13, 2012

  • Evan C.

    By the way the WebEx info is up.

    November 13, 2012

  • Jack M.

    Evan/Organizers: Is there a way you can upload a webcast of this event, please? Getting a production deployment "right" with storm is really tough, so I think this could be a very valuable resource for folks using the tech in the future as well as for people who can't attend on Wednesday. We use ustream.tv to archive our hadoop meetups in Los Angeles, fyi.

    To add a talking point: I would like to know how to gauge how many supervisors / workers / bolt parallelism / to have per storm node.


    November 12, 2012

    • Evan C.

      We will be recording it, and I'll see if someone can help set up WebEx or ustream.tv. To your point, I think Nathan's talk will answer many of your questions, but we keep it pretty simple: 1 supervisor & 1 worker per node, makes debugging much easier.

      November 13, 2012

    • Matt M.

      I'd be interested in a recording or remote attendance as well.

      November 13, 2012

  • Mike H.

    Some talking points I'd find valuable:

    * Best methods for making Nimbus nodes Highly-Available on EC2.

    * How to extract internal Storm metrics so that they can be pushed to external metrics/monitoring systems (CloudWatch, Graphite, Librato Metrics, etc). Also, what do the metrics mean and which ones are most important for tracking the health of Storm.

    * Real-world examples of automated scaling of Storm clusters. Maybe using EC2 Auto-Scaling-Groups and dynamic rebalancing?

    * How to deploy Storm -- examples of CI integration, Hubot automation, etc.

    * As a Kafka user, best practices or anti-patterns when using Storm+Kafka.

    October 23, 2012

  • Evan C.

    Now if anyone has questions regarding Storm tuning or productionizing, please feel free to post it before we get started.


    October 23, 2012

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