Flink Streaming

Flink: Union operator on Multiple Streams

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apache Flink offers rich sources of API and operators which makes Flink application developers productive in terms of dealing with the multiple data streams. Flink provides many multi streams operations like Union, Join, and so on. In this blog, we will explore the Union operator in Flink that can combine two or more data streams together. We know in real-time we can have multiple data streams from different sources Continue Reading

Flink: Implementing the Session window.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous blogs, we learned about Tumbling, Sliding, and Count windows in Flink. There is one another useful way to window the data which Flink offers i.e, Session window. So in this blog, we will explore the Session window in detail with an example. In the real world, all the work that we do online- Visiting a website, Clicking around the website, do online Continue Reading

Flink: Implementing the Count Window

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the blog, we learned about Tumbling and Sliding windows which is based on time. In this blog, we are going to learn to define Flink’s windows on other properties i.e Count window. As the name suggests, count window is evaluated when the number of records received, hits the threshold. Count window set the window size based on how many entities exist within that window. For example, if we fixed the count Continue Reading

Flink: Time Windows based on Processing Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the previous blog, we talked about Flink’s windows operator, a heart of processing infinite streams. Generally in Flink, after specifying that the stream is keyed or non keyed, the next step is to define a window assigner. The window assigner defines how elements are assigned to windows. Flink provides some useful predefined window assigners like Tumbling windows, Sliding windows, Session windows, Count windows, and Continue Reading

Windows operator: Heart of processing infinite streams in Flink

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apache Flink is an open-source, distributed, Big Data framework for stream and batch data processing. Flink is based on the streaming first principle which means it is a real streaming processing engine and implements batching as a special case. Flink is considered to have a heart and it is the “Windows” operator. It makes Flink capable of processing infinite streams quickly and efficiently. Windows split Continue Reading

Using Apache Flink for Kinesis to Kafka Connect

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this blog, we are going to use kinesis as a source and kafka as a consumer. Let’s get started. Step 1: Apache Flink provides the kinesis and kafka connector dependencies. Let’s add them in our build.sbt: Step 2: The next step is to create a pointer to the environment on which this program runs. Step 3: Setting parallelism of x here will cause all Continue Reading

Comparison between different streaming engines

Reading Time: 5 minutes Distributed stream processing engines have been on the rise in the last few years, first Hadoop became popular as a batch processing engine, then focus shifted towards stream processing engines. Stream processing engines can make the job of processing data that comes in via a stream easier than ever before and by using clustering can enable processing data in larger sets in a timely manner. Continue Reading

Flinkathon: What makes Flink better than Kafka Streams?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Initially, I would like you all to focus on a few questions before comparing the frameworks:1. Is there any comparison or similarity between Flink and the Kafka?2. What could be better in Flink over the Kafka?3. Is it the problem or system requirement to use one over the other? Before talking about the Flink betterment and use cases over the Kafka, let’s first understand their Continue Reading

Is Apache Flink the future of Real-time Streaming?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In our last blog, we had a discussion about the latest version of Spark i.e 2.4 and the new features that it has come up with. While trying to come up with various approaches to improve our performance, we got the chance to explore one of the major contenders in the race, Apache Flink. Apache Flink is an open source platform which is a streaming Continue Reading

Structured Streaming: What is it?

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the advent of streaming frameworks like Spark Streaming, Flink, Storm etc. developers stopped worrying about issues related to a streaming application, like – Fault Tolerance, i.e., zero data loss, Real-time processing of data, etc. and started focussing only on solving business challenges. The reason is, the frameworks (the ones mentioned above) provided inbuilt support for all of them. For example: In Spark Streaming, by just adding Continue Reading