Data streaming is gaining popularity, as it offers decreased latency, a radically simplified data-infrastructure architecture, and the ability to cope with new data that is generated continuously. Apache Flink realizes this vision with a full-featured stream-processing framework. Flink is used in several companies, including ResearchGate, Bouygues Telecom, the Otto Group, and Capital One, and has a large and active developer community of well over 120 contributors. Kostas Tzoumas offers an overview of Flink and its streaming-first philosophy, as well as the project roadmap and vision: fully unifying the, now separate, worlds of “batch” and “streaming” analytics.
Kostas covers Flink’s many features and benefits, including:
Kostas Tzoumas is a PMC member of the Apache Flink project and cofounder of data Artisans, the company founded by the original development team that created Flink. Kostas has spoken extensively about Flink, including at Hadoop Summit San Jose 2015.
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