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StormCrawler

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Developer(s)  DigitalPebble, Ltd.
Written in  Java
Development status  Active
Operating system  Cross-platform
Initial release  September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)
Stable release  1.4 / March 23, 2017; 3 days ago (2017-03-23)

StormCrawler  is an open source collection of resources for building low-latency, scalable web crawlers on Apache Storm. It is provided under Apache License and is written mostly in Java (programming language).

StormCrawler is modular and consists of a core module, which provides the basic building blocks of a web crawler such as fetching, parsing, URL filtering. Apart from the core components, the project also provide external resources, like for instance spout and bolts for Elasticsearch and Apache Solr or a ParserBolt which uses Apache Tika to parse various document formats.

The project is used in production by various companies.

Linux.com published a Q&A in October 2016 with the author of StormCrawler. InfoQ ran one in December 2016. A comparative benchmark with Apache Nutch was published in January 2017 on dzone.com.

The project WIKI contains a list of videos and slides available online.

References

StormCrawler Wikipedia


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