A distributed twitter streaming service
traptor is a framework to help manage your twitter data collection. What differentiates traptor from the many other Twitter libraries out there is that it does real-time distributed streaming of data based on rule sets using the Twitter Streaming API.
It uses a combination of Kafka, Redis, and the excellent birdy module. The goal is to have a convenient way to aggregate all of your twitter application data into one data stream and (optionally) a database. It uses birdy to make Twitter API connections, redis to handle the rule management among different traptor instances, and kafka to handle the data streams.
Please see http://traptor.readthedocs.org for documentation and the Quick Start guide.