Apache Flink meets Apache Ignite


Hello all! Hope everyone had a great Easter break and that you are ready to delve into streaming again! We have 2 exciting speakers coming up this month.

The first come from Apache Ignite, a framework that can be nicely integrated with Flink applications. With us to tell us more about it is Mr Akmal B. Chaudhri who will be giving a quick introduction of Apache Ignite, its main capabilities and how it can add value to your pipelines. You can find out more details below! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Speaker Bio:

Akmal B. Chaudhri is a Technical Evangelist for GridGain, specializing in Big Data, NoSQL and NewSQL database technologies. His current interests also include Apache Spark, Machine Learning, Data Science and how to become a Data Scientist. He has over 25 years experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies, such as Reuters and IBM and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database). He has regularly presented at many international conferences and served on the program committees for a number of major conferences and workshops. He has published and presented widely and edited or co-edited 10 books. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).


Apache Ignite is a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies. Ignite as a collection of independent, well-integrated, in-memory components geared to improve performance and scalability of your application. Some of these components include: Advanced Clustering, Data Grid, SQL Grid, Streaming & CEP, Compute Grid, Service Grid, Ignite File System. Ignite also has integrations for accelerating data processing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark. In addition to its own its own stream processing capability, integrations also exist for JMS, MQTT, Apache Flume, Apache Storm, Apache Kafka, Apache Camel, and Apache Flink, which will be covered in the session.

Note: please RSVP through meetup.com and AND register at SkillsMatter (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9555-apache-flink-may-meetup) to speed things up at the door.