Apache Flink


Apache Flink is an open source platform for distributed stream and batch data processing. Flink’s core is a streaming dataflow engine that provides data distribution, communication, and fault tolerance for distributed computations over data streams. Flink includes several APIs for creating applications that use the Flink engine:

  • DataSet API for static data embedded in Java, Scala, and Python
  • DataStream API for unbounded streams embedded in Java and Scala
  • Table API with a SQL-like expression language embedded in Java and Scala

Flink also bundles libraries for domain-specific use cases:

  • Machine Learning library
  • Gelly, a graph processing API and library

You can find more information about Apache Flink here.