As part of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/METRON-356 it is now
possible to add hbase and hadoop conf to the Storm topology classpath. It
is also desirable to expand this functionality to sideloading jars for
Storm topologies. That way, users can add additional dependencies without
having to recompile/repackage existing jars. One suggestion is to leverage
HDFS to store custom jars and add them to the topology.classpath. I want to
open this discussion to the community.