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Apache Flink, a 4th generation Big Data processing framework provides robust stateful stream processing capabilities. 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.
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.
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 Union, Join, 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.
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.
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