The Rise of Apache Flink and Stream Processing


Apache Flink is the most popular and widely adopted streaming processing framework, powering real time stream event computations at extremely large scale in companies like Uber, Lyft, AWS, Alibaba, Pinterest, Splunk, Yelp, etc.

In this talk, we will go over use cases and basic (yet hard to achieve!) requirements of stream processing, and how Flink fills the gaps and stands out with some of its unique core building blocks, like pipelined execution, native event time support, state support, and fault tolerance.

We will also take a look at how Flink is going beyond stream processing into areas like unified data processing, enterprise intergration, AI/machine learning (especially online ML), and serverless computation, and how Flink fits with its distinct value.

SPEAKER BIO: Bowen is a committer of Apache Flink, senior engineer at Alibaba, and host of Seattle Flink Meetup.

Big Data Bellevue Meetup was created by Intelius and takes place in downtown Bellevue. Intelius provides the only centralized service for delivering comprehensive information about people, places, organizations, and their connection to each other. Our state-of-the-art big data technology platform is utilized across a wide range of industries to implement specific solutions.

On the third Wednesday of each month, we invite an industry leader in Big Data to give a presentation followed by a lively discussion on big data technology and its impact on business world. Past speakers include researchers from the University of Washington, as well as senior members of various companies, such as Microsoft, Amazon, eBay, IBM, MapR and inome.

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