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Storm: A Big Data tool for your Small Data problems

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Dear friends,

As you may know, Manning Publication just released a new title, "Storm Applied (" - a very practical guide to using Apache Storm for the real-world tasks associated with processing and analyzing real-time data streams. This is one of the best and most comprehensive books on Storm.

Author of the book, Sean T. Allen (, will be speaking and sharing his experience with Storm.

Storm: A Big Data tool for your Small Data problems

Apache Storm is usually discussed in the context of solving "big data" problems, overlooking its characteristics that make it applicable to more mundane "small data" problems. This talk focuses on how Storm can help you write code that is:

• Easier to understand

• Easier to monitor

• Simpler to scale

• Fault tolerant

And will open you up to thinking about a different class of problems Storm can solve.

About Speaker:

Sean T Allen ( @SeanTAllen ( is the Principal Architect for TheLadders. He started at TheLadders in December of 2010 and has engaged in one brutal refactoring after another ever since. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied (; he wanted to call it “I wanna go fast” but, you know, publishers- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. You can often find him rambling on twitter (


6 :30 pm: Guest arrival & networking.

7: 00 pm: Storm: A Big Data tool for your Small Data problems

8.00pm: Event ends.

About the book:

Storm Applied ( is an example-driven guide to processing and analyzing real-time data streams. This immediately useful book starts by teaching you how to design Storm solutions the right way. Then, it quickly dives into real-world case studies that show you how to scale a high-throughput stream processor, ensure smooth operation within a production cluster, and more. Along the way, you'll learn to use Trident for stateful stream processing, along with other tools from the Storm ecosystem.