Month: October 2014

Apache Flink: new kid on the block

Apache Flink (incubating) is a new project undergoing incubation in the Apache Software Foundation. Flink is a new approach to distributed data processing for the Hadoop ecosystem.

We believe that Flink embodies the next evolutionary step in distributed computation engines in the Hadoop eosystem. Flink is built on the principle:

Write like a programming language, execute like a database.

Using Flink is easy for programmers that are familiar with current popular tools in the Hadoop ecosystem. However, under the hood, Flink introduces several new innovative features that make Flink applications very performant, robust, as well as easy to use and maintain.

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