Storm is a distributed compute platform which you can plug into Azure Event Hubs and use to power event stream processing. You can scale Storm to read tens of thousands of events per second and build a reliable workflow so that every event is guaranteed to be processed. HBase is a No-SQL database which is easy to get started with and can store tables with billions of rows and millions of columns. It's for real-time data access and it has a REST interface so you can read and write HBase data from a .NET Storm app. Hive is a data warehouse that provides a SQL-like interface over Big Data - HBase tables, and other sources. With Hive you can join across multiple sources and run queries from PowerShell and .NET. In this course, we use all three technologies running on Microsoft Azure to build a race timing solution and dive into performance tuning, reliability, and administration.