data Artisans to Host Flink Forward San Francisco on April 9-10 with Featured Speakers from American Express, Capital One, eBay, Google, Lyft and Uber

Apache Flink Conference Unites Hundreds of Community Members Who Will Share Best Practices in Deploying Flink for Real-time Applications and Building a Streaming Data Architecture

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — data Artisans, founded by the original creators of Apache Flink®, today announced the second annual Flink Forward San Francisco, the premier conference for the Apache Flink and stream processing communities, including the program agenda. The conference features two keynotes and 24 technical presentations from core committers, experts, and global users, and will take place April 9-10, 2018, at The Village, located at 969 Market Street in downtown San Francisco. For more information or to register to attend, please visit

Flink Forward San Francisco brings together hundreds of developers, DevOps engineers, system/data architects, data scientists, Apache Flink core committers and the open source stream processing community for hands-on training, technical sessions and networking opportunities. Participants will learn how companies like American Express, Capital One, Comcast, eBay, Google, Lyft, Netflix, Uber and Yelp use Flink as the stream processing engine of choice for large-scale stateful applications, including real-time analytics, machine learning, real-time search and content ranking and fraud/anomaly/threat detection.

Keynote Line Up Features:

  • Anand Iyer, product manager, Google Cloud Platform
  • Stephan Ewen, PMC member of Apache Flink and CTO/co-founder, data Artisans
“We’re excited to be hosting our second annual Flink Forward San Francisco and bringing together this active community that has helped push the boundaries of stream processing and real-time data applications,” said Flink PMC VP and data Artisans’ CTO Stephan Ewen. “We know from our recent user survey that many of you have plans to deploy more streaming applications this year, including for machine learning, fraud detection and more. We have assembled a great lineup of speakers to share what they have learned in creating such applications and running them at scale. Participants will hear about the real-world impact Flink is having for companies in e-commerce/retail, media, financial services and many other industries, as well as what is next for Flink.”

At Flink Forward, participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts who have built scalable streaming infrastructure and enterprise-grade applications, view live demos and attend in-depth technical talks on the internals of stream processing technologies.

Sessions Include:
Flink Forward San Francisco features one day of hands-on training as a lead-in to the conference on April 9 followed by the conference sessions on April 10. For those new to Apache Flink, the Standard Training provides an in-depth introduction to stream processing with Flink. For experienced Flink users, the Advanced Training will focus on more advanced understanding of the lower-level APIs and how to manage applications in production. For more information or to register to attend a training session and/or the conference, please visit:

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Additional Resources
About Apache Flink 
Apache Flink is used by developers to analyze and process data streams of very high volume. By adopting Flink and a data streaming architecture, enterprises can act on insights from data in a matter of milliseconds, as well as cover existing historical data processing needs within a single platform. Flink is developed and supported by the vibrant and growing Apache Software Foundation open source community with more than 325 contributors to Flink, of which data Artisans engineers are proud participants.

About data Artisans

data Artisans was founded by the creators of open source Apache Flink® to bring real-time data applications to the enterprise. dA Platform 2, with open source Apache Flink, provides turnkey stream processing to businesses, enabling them to manage and deploy live data applications so they can react to data instantaneously and make better business decisions. Global companies such as Alibaba, ING, Netflix and Uber use Flink as the stream processing engine to power large-scale stateful applications, including real-time analytics, search and content ranking, and fraud detection.

Backed by Intel Capital, b-to-v Partners, and Tengelmann Ventures, data Artisans is based in Berlin, Germany with an office in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

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