There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

C. A. R. Hoare

It demands the same skill, devotion, insight, and even inspiration as the discovery of the simple physical laws which underlie the complex phenomena of nature.

Apache Samza and Apache Kafka, both developed and opened source by Engineering LinkedIn, which providing a near real time big data streaming.

LinkedIn's largest Samza job is processing more than one million messages per-second during peak traffic hours.

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Apache Samza, LinkedIn’s Framework for Stream Processing – The New Stack
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