Category: Apache Flink

Sending additional data to and from Flink cluster

In the first part of the article, I'll describe how to send configuration data to our Flink cluster. In the second part of the article, I will describe a non-trivial way of sending data back from a Flink cluster.

/ October 24, 2017

Four ways to optimize your Flink applications

Apache Flink provides many ways to tweak its execution. Here I'll show four different ways to improve the performance of your Flink applications.

/ October 17, 2017

Getting started with stream processing using Apache Flink

Apache Flink is taking the world of Big Data by storm. Learn how to start develop complex stream processing algorithms using it.

/ October 9, 2017

Getting started with batch processing using Apache Flink

Apache Flink is the next big thing in Big Data and has excellent support for both batch and stream processing. Learn how to start develop batch processing algorithms using it.

/ October 1, 2017

Apache Flink vs. Apache Spark

If you look at this image with a list of Big Data tools it may seem that all possible niches in this field are already occupied. With so much competition it should be very tough to come up with a...

/ September 25, 2017

Distributed graphs processing with Pregel

Graphs processing is an important part of data analysis in many domains. But graphs processing is tricky may be tricky since general purpose distributed computing tools are not suited for graphs processing. It is not surprising that an important advancement...

/ February 27, 2017

Graphs processing with Apache Flink

Graphs are everywhere. Internet, maps, and social networks to name just a few are all examples of massive graphs that contains vast amounts of useful information. Since the size of these networks is growing and processing them become more and...

/ February 13, 2017

Implementing Flink batch data connector

Apache Flink has a versatile set of connectors for externals data sources. It can read and write data from databases, local and distributed file systems. However, sometimes what Flink provides is not enough, and we need to read some uncommon...

/ February 6, 2017

Using Apache Flink with Java 8

JDK 8 has introduced a lot of long-anticipated features to Java language. Among those, the most notable was the introduction of lambda functions. They allowed adding new frameworks such as Java 8 Streams, as well as, new features to existing...

/ January 31, 2017

Calculating movies ratings distribution with Apache Flink

In this post, I would like to show how to implement a simple batch processing algorithm using Apache Flink. In the process, I'll show few tricks that you can use to improve the performance of your Flink applications.

/ January 23, 2017
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Apache Flink: A New Landmark on the Big Data Landscape

In this article, I would like to introduce Apache Flink, describe what its main features are, and why is it different from other available solutions. I'll end the article with an example of a simple stream processing application using Flink.

/ January 16, 2017