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Meet Flink, the Apache Software Foundation's Newest Top-Level Project 34

Open source data-processing language Flink, after just nine months' incubation with the Apache Software Foundation, has been elevated to top-level status, joining other ASF projects like OpenOffice and CloudStack. An anonymous reader writes The data-processing engine, which offers APIs in Java and Scala as well as specialized APIs for graph processing, is presented as an alternative to Hadoop's MapReduce component with its own runtime. Yet the system still provides access to Hadoop's distributed file system and YARN resource manager. The open-source community around Flink has steadily grown since the project's inception at the Technical University of Berlin in 2009. Now at version 0.7.0, Flink lists more than 70 contributors and sponsors, including representatives from Hortonworks, Spotify and Data Artisans (a German startup devoted primarily to the development of Flink). (For more about ASF incubation, and what the Foundation's stewardship means, see our interview from last summer with ASF executive VP Rich Bowen.)
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Meet Flink, the Apache Software Foundation's Newest Top-Level Project

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 13, 2015 @10:02AM (#48802015)

    A big data project to keep track of all of Apache's big data projects. Seems like there's a new one every month.

  • by Bazman ( 4849 ) on Tuesday January 13, 2015 @10:14AM (#48802097) Journal

    We need another distributed system for counting words like we need another javascript framework for writing a Todo list app.

    • A Javascript framework for writing a TODO list app? That's GREAT idea! And I know JUST how to do it! (starts typing)

    • We need another distributed system for counting words like we need another javascript framework for writing a Todo list app.

      We need another bafflegab project description like a school of fish needs a robotic assembly line for bicycles. From the site:

      Flink Overview

      Apache Flink (incubating) is a platform for efficient, distributed, general-purpose data processing. It features powerful programming abstractions in Java and Scala, a high-performance runtime, and automatic program optimization. It has native support for iterations, incremental iterations, and programs consisting of large DAGs of operations.

      If you quickly want to try out the system, please look at one of the available quickstarts. For a thorough introduction of the Flink API please refer to the Programming Guide.

      So, what's that say it's for?

  • by Terje Mathisen ( 128806 ) on Tuesday January 13, 2015 @10:50AM (#48802429)

    In Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish), flink means clever or accomplished.

    Was this by accident or intentional? :-)

    Terje

  • by flink ( 18449 ) on Tuesday January 13, 2015 @11:20AM (#48802729)

    See user name.

  • Back in the 90s on the Sega Mega CD [wikipedia.org].

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