Today, we are very happy to announce that data Artisans has raised a 5.5 million euro Series A financing round led by Intel Capital, with participation from Tengelmann Ventures and our existing Seed investor b-to-v Partners.
We are delighted to see that the Flink community has announced the availability of Apache Flink™ 1.0. This release is one of the largest Flink releases ever, with about 64 individuals resolving more than 450 JIRA issues, and, most importantly, marks the beginning of the Flink 1.x.y series, which initiates backwards compatibility for all minor releases moving forward. We see this release as the most important milestone in the project since Flink graduated from the Apache Incubator one year ago. Additionally, we see this release as (1) validating production-readiness for Flink, and (2) significantly pushing the envelope in stream processing with features that are unique in the open source world.