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Storm is a distributed realtime computation system. Similar to how Hadoop provides a set of general primitives for doing batch processing, Storm provides a set of general primitives for doing realtime computation. Storm is simple, can be used with any programming language, and is a lot of fun to use!
The [Rationale page]( on the wiki explains what Storm is and why it was built. The [slides]( from Storm's launch presentation also provide a good introduction to the project.
## Documentation
Documentation and tutorials can be found on the [Storm wiki](
## Getting help
Feel free to ask questions on Storm's mailing list:
You can also come to the #storm-user room on [freenode]( You can usually find a Storm developer there to help you out.
## License
The use and distribution terms for this software are covered by the
Eclipse Public License 1.0 (
which can be found in the file LICENSE.html at the root of this distribution.
By using this software in any fashion, you are agreeing to be bound by
the terms of this license.
You must not remove this notice, or any other, from this software.
## Contributors
* Nathan Marz ([@nathanmarz](
* Jason Jackson ([@jason_j](
* Christopher Bertels ([@bakkdoor](
* Michael Montano ([@michaelmontano](