Twitter Is Open-Sourcing Its Huge Powerful Data Processing Tool

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Twitter is going to open source its real-time data processing platform, Storm. It’s a pretty big deal, at least for big data geeks, because Twitter processes more real-time data than most companies. And now it’s pretty robust. So the tools it built to let it accomplish that have got to be pretty powerful. 

Storm is similar to Hadoop, another open source famework to manipulate big data–and so could also be big business. Yahoo is reportedly thinking about spinning off its Hadoop unit into a billion-dollar business and Cloudera, a really hot startup whose product is based on Hadoop and powers Facebook’s infrastructure among others.

(Via Giga Om)

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