splitenz writes "Expanding the field of complex event process software with another offering, Twitter will release as open source its software for analysing live large-scale data streams, called Storm. Although the software has been compared to Hadoop, Storm is best suited for analysing live data streams, such as millions of Twitter feeds."
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature.
If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.