The driving question behind redesigns of countless data collection architectures has often been, ?how can we make the data available to our analytical systems faster?? Increasingly, the go-to solution for this data collection problem is Apache Flume. In this talk, architectures and techniques for designing a low-latency Flume-based data collection and delivery system to enable Hadoop-based analytics are explored. Techniques for getting the data into Flume, getting the data onto HDFS and HBase, and making the data available as quickly as possible are discussed. Best practices for scaling up collection, addressing de-duplication, and utilizing a combination streaming/batch model are described in the context of Flume and Hadoop ecosystem components.