Twitter’s Heron Will Start a New Chapter in Real-Time Streaming

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

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