Nathan Marz

Nathan Marz
Lead engineer, Twitter

Website | @nathanmarz

Nathan Marz is the lead engineer on Twitter’s Publisher Analytics team. He was previously the lead engineer at BackType before being acquired by Twitter in July of 2011.

Nathan is the author of numerous open-source projects relied upon by companies all around the world. These include Storm, Cascalog, and ElephantDB.

Nathan is also the author of an upcoming book from Manning Publications called “Big Data: principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems”.

He has spoken about his work at conferences such as the Hadoop Summit, Strange Loop, Gluecon, Clojure/conj, and POSSCON. He writes a blog at


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Storm is an open-source realtime computation system relied upon by Twitter for much of its analytics. Storm does for realtime computation what Hadoop did for batch computation. It has a huge range of applications and combines ease of use with a robust foundation. Since being open-sourced, Storm has been adopted by over 25 companies. Read more.


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