Stream Processing for Everyone with SQL and Apache Flink

24 May 2016 by Fabian Hueske (@fhueske)

About six months ago, the Apache Flink community started an effort to add a SQL interface for stream data analysis. SQL is the standard language to access and process data. Everybody who occasionally analyzes data is familiar with SQL. Consequently, a SQL interface for stream data processing will make this technology accessible to a much wider audience. Moreover, SQL support for streaming data will also enable new use cases such as interactive and ad-hoc stream analysis and significantly simplify many applications including stream ingestion and simple transformations.

In this blog post, we report on the current status, architectural design, and future plans of the Apache Flink community to implement support for SQL as a language for analyzing data streams.

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Flink Forward 2016 Call for Submissions Is Now Open

14 Apr 2016 by Aljoscha Krettek (@aljoscha)

We are happy to announce that the call for submissions for Flink Forward 2016 is now open! The conference will take place September 12-14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany, bringing together the open source stream processing community. Most Apache Flink committers will attend the conference, making it the ideal venue to learn more about the project and its roadmap and connect with the community.

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Announcing Apache Flink 1.0.0

08 Mar 2016

The Apache Flink community is pleased to announce the availability of the 1.0.0 release. The community put significant effort into improving and extending Apache Flink since the last release, focusing on improving the experience of writing and executing data stream processing pipelines in production.

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