The dA Platform Blog

Apache Flink, stream processing, event-driven applications, and more.

Singles Day 2018: data in a Flink of an eye

November 22, 2018

Sunday 11 November 2018 marked Alibaba’s 10th annual shopping festival Singles Day, which saw a record Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of $30.8 billion in sales and set a new record for the Chinese e-commerce platform. This is a 27 percent...

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7 reasons to use stream processing & Apache Flink in the IoT industry

November 20, 2018

This is a guest post by Jakub Piasecki, Director of Technology at Freeport Metrics about using stream processing and Apache Flink in the IoT industry. The content is based on the post that originally appeared on the Freeport Metrics Blog.

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Stream processing: An Introduction to Event Time in Apache Flink

November 16, 2018

Apache Flink supports multiple notions of time for stateful stream processing. This post focuses on event time support in Apache Flink. In the following sections we define what event time is with Apache Flink, we examine the different notions of...

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Years in Big Data. Months with Apache Flink. 5 Early Observations With Stream Processing

November 14, 2018

This Fall I became more active with the Apache Flink community in my role as Technical Evangelist at data Artisans, after almost 8 years in Big Data. At October’s Bay Area Flink Meetup, I discussed my impressions of Flink from the point of view...

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Broadcast State Pattern in Apache Flink: 4 important considerations

November 09, 2018

This episode of  Flink Friday Tip explores the Broadcast State pattern that was introduced in Apache Flink 1.5.0. In the following sections, we describe what is a Broadcast State Pattern, how Broadcast State differs from other types of operator...

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Flink SQL for powerful querying of data streams and data at rest

November 06, 2018

While Flink SQL was initially released with Flink 1.1.0 back in August 2016 recent Flink releases have added quite a bit of functionality that makes Flink SQL easier to use by eliminating the need to write Java/Scala code. In this post, we want...

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3 differences between Savepoints and Checkpoints in Apache Flink

November 02, 2018

This episode of our Flink Friday Tip explains what Savepoints and Checkpoints are and examines the main differences between them in Apache Flink. In the following paragraphs, we explain what Savepoints are, when they should be used and give a...

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Stateful Stream Processing: Apache Flink State Backends

October 26, 2018

This episode of our Flink Friday Tip explores stateful stream processing and more precisely the different state backends available in Apache Flink. In the following sections, we present the 3 state backends of Apache Flink, their limitations and...

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How to get started with data Artisans Platform on AWS EKS

October 25, 2018

In this article, we describe the setup of data Artisans Platform using Amazon Web Services Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (AWS EKS). data Artisans Platform is built on Kubernetes as the underlying resource manager. Kubernetes is...

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data Artisans Announces Flink Public Training Schedule for Q4 2018

October 23, 2018

First series of public training now available in Europe and the United States to meet growing demand for Apache Flink skills as enterprise adoption of stream processing soars

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