Dedric  Reinger

Dedric Reinger

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Basic Anatomy of a Flink Program

Hi Folks! Hope you all are safe in the COVID-19 pandemic and learning new tools and tech while staying at home. I also have just started learning a very prominent Big Data** framework** for stream processing which is  Flink. Flink is a distributed framework and based on the streaming first principle, means it is a real streaming processing engine and implements batch processing as a special case. In this blog, we will see the basic anatomy of a Flink program. So, this blog will help us to understand the basic structure of a Flink program and how we can start writing a basic Flink Application.

Let’s explore the steps involves in setting up the streaming application in Flink with a simple example. In the example, we will read messages in the form of text from the socket text stream. Then filter out the streaming text if it is a number. The Flink application for this use case will be accomplished in 5 steps as shown below.

Step 1: Setup Execution Environment

The very first step is to let Flink knows the right environment for application means whether the streaming application is going to be run locally or on some machines need to connect. So, we need to create a stream execution environment.

StreamExecutionEnvironment executionEnvironment =
       StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment();

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Basic Anatomy of a Flink Program
Dedric  Reinger

Dedric Reinger

1599116040

Basic Anatomy of a Flink Program

Hi Folks! Hope you all are safe in the COVID-19 pandemic and learning new tools and tech while staying at home. I also have just started learning a very prominent Big Data** framework** for stream processing which is  Flink. Flink is a distributed framework and based on the streaming first principle, means it is a real streaming processing engine and implements batch processing as a special case. In this blog, we will see the basic anatomy of a Flink program. So, this blog will help us to understand the basic structure of a Flink program and how we can start writing a basic Flink Application.

Let’s explore the steps involves in setting up the streaming application in Flink with a simple example. In the example, we will read messages in the form of text from the socket text stream. Then filter out the streaming text if it is a number. The Flink application for this use case will be accomplished in 5 steps as shown below.

Step 1: Setup Execution Environment

The very first step is to let Flink knows the right environment for application means whether the streaming application is going to be run locally or on some machines need to connect. So, we need to create a stream execution environment.

StreamExecutionEnvironment executionEnvironment =
       StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment();

#apache flink #big data and fast data #flink #java ##apache flink ##flink #big data #big data analytics #fast data #stream processing #streaming

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink

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Flink: Join two Data Streams

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Apache Flink offers rich sources of API and operators which makes Flink application developers productive in terms of dealing with the** multiple data streams**. Flink provides many multi streams operations like UnionJoin, and so on. In this blog, we will explore the Window Join operator in Flink with an example. It joins two data streams on a given key and a common window.

Let say we have one stream which contains salary information of all the individual who belongs to an organization. The salary information has the id, name, and salary of an individual. This stream is available at port 9000 on the localhost.

#apache flink #big data and fast data #flink #java ##apache flink #big #big data analytics #fast data analytics #flink streaming #joins #streaming #streaming analytics

Myrl  Prosacco

Myrl Prosacco

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Using Apache Flink for Kinesis to Kafka Connect

In this blog, we are going to use kinesis as a source and kafka as a consumer.

Let’s get started.

Step 1:

Apache Flink provides the kinesis and kafka connector dependencies. Let’s add them in our build.sbt:

name := "flink-demo"

version := "0.1"

scalaVersion := "2.12.8"

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
  "org.apache.flink" %% "flink-scala" % "1.10.0",
  "org.apache.flink" %% "flink-connector-kinesis" % "1.10.0",
  "org.apache.flink" %% "flink-connector-kafka" % "1.10.0",
  "org.apache.flink" %% "flink-streaming-scala" % "1.10.0"
)

Step 2:

The next step is to create a pointer to the environment on which this program runs.

val env = StreamExecutionEnvironment.getExecutionEnvironment

Step 3:

Setting parallelism of x here will cause all operators (such as join, map, reduce) to run with x parallel instance.

I am using 1 as it is a demo application.

env.setParallelism(1)

Step 4:

Disabling the aws cbor, as we are testing locally.

System.setProperty("com.amazonaws.sdk.disableCbor", "true")
System.setProperty("org.apache.flink.kinesis.shaded.com.amazonaws.sdk.disableCbor", "true")

Step 5:

Defining Kinesis consumer properties.

  • Region
  • Stream Position – TRIM_HORIZON to read all the records available in the stream
  • Aws keys
  • Do not worry about the endpoint, it is set to http://localhost:4568 as we will test the kinesis using localstack.

Do not worry about the endpoint, it is set to http://localhost:4568 as we will test the kinesis using localstack.

#apache flink #flink #scala ##apache-flink ##kinesis #apache #flink streaming #kafka #scala

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink

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Stateful stream processing with Apache Flink(part 1): An introduction

Apache Flink, a 4th generation Big Data processing framework provides robust **stateful stream processing capabilitie**s. So, in a few parts of the blogs, we will learn what is Stateful stream processing. And how we can use Flink to write a stateful streaming application.

What is stateful stream processing?

In general, stateful stream processing is an application design pattern for processing an unbounded stream of events. Stateful stream processing means a** “State”** is shared between events(stream entities). And therefore past events can influence the way the current events are processed.

Let’s try to understand it with a real-world scenario. Suppose we have a system that is responsible for generating a report. It comprising the total number of vehicles passed from a toll Plaza per hour/day. To achieve it, we will save the count of the vehicles passed from the toll plaza within one hour. That count will be used to accumulate it with the further next hour’s count to find the total number of vehicles passed from toll Plaza within 24 hours. Here we are saving or storing a count and it is nothing but the “State” of the application.

Might be it seems very simple, but in a distributed system it is very hard to achieve stateful stream processing. Stateful stream processing is much more difficult to scale up because we need different workers to share the state. Flink does provide ease of use, high efficiency, and high reliability for the**_ state management_** in a distributed environment.

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Coding 101: Programming Language Building Blocks

This article will introduce the concepts and topics common to all programming languages, that beginners and experts must know!

Do you want to learn a programming language for the first time?

Do you want to improve as a Programmer?

Well, then you’re in the right place to start. Learn any programming language without difficulty by learning the concepts and topics common to all programming languages.

Let me start by answering the following questions:

  • Why learn Programming?
  • What is Programming?
  • How to Learn a Programming Language?

Why learn Programming❔

Programming develops creative thinking

Programmers solve a problem by breaking it down into workable pieces to understand it better. When you start learning to program, you develop the habit of working your way out in a very structured format. You analyze the problem and start thinking logically and this gives rise to more creative solutions you’ve ever given.

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.

_– _Stephen Hawking

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.

_- _Steve Jobs

Programming Provides Life-Changing Experiences

Programming always provides you with a new challenge to take risks every time and that teaches you to take risks in your personal life too. The world is filled up with websites, apps, software and when you build these yourself you’ll feel more confident. When a programmer solves a problem that no one has ever solved before it becomes a life-changing experience for them.

What is Programming🤔?

program is a set of instructions to perform a task on a computer.

Programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific task.

Well, according to me programming is like raising a baby. We provide knowledge (data) to help understand a baby what’s happening around. We teach a baby to be disciplined (and much more) by making rules.

Similarly, a computer is like a baby. We set rules and provide data to the computer through executable programs with the help of a Programming Language.

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That’s it👍. If you can understand this basic concept of programming, you’re good to go. Pick up a programming language and start learning. Read the following section to get an idea of where to start.

My recommendation is to choose Python Programming Language as a start, because it’s beginner-friendly.

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