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](https://github.com/nathanmarz/storm/wiki/Rationale) on the wiki explains what Storm is and why it was built. The [slides](http://www.slideshare.net/nathanmarz/storm-distributed-and-faulttolerant-realtime-computation) from Storm's launch presentation also provide a good introduction to the project.
Documentation and tutorials can be found on the [Storm wiki](http://github.com/nathanmarz/storm/wiki).