With over 500 million tweets generating every day, Twitter certainly knows a thing or two about real-time streaming. Heron is the brand new real-time analytics platform powering Twitter.
Twitter has been pioneering the research in real-time streaming and analytics. Back in 2011, it acquired BackType, a marketing intelligence platform based out of San Francisco. The most significant part of this acquisition was an IP called Storm, which was an Hadoop-like system for performing continuous computing of streams.
Author: Janakiram MSV