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Tuesday, November 18 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Flink Big Data Analytics Platform - Márton Balassi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Gyula Fóra

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Apache Incubator Flink is a next-generation platform for big data analysis originating from the Stratosphere project (www.stratosphere.eu). Flink offers an alternative runtime engine to Hadoop MapReduce, but uses HDFS for data storage and runs on top of YARN. Flink`s runtime streams data rather than processing them in batch, uses out-of-core implementations for data-parallel processing tasks, degrading to disk if main memory is not sufficient. Flink is programmable via a Java or Scala API that includes functional operators like map, reduce, join, cogroup, and cross. Analysis logic is specified without the need of linking user-defined functions. Flink includes a cost-based program optimizer that picks data shipping strategies. Finally, Flink features support for iterative programs and graph processing programs. As a consequence Flink is currently witnessing its first commercial use cases.

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Márton Balassi

Solutions Architect, Cloudera
Márton Balassi is a Solution Architect at Cloudera and a PMC member at Apache Flink. He focuses on Big Data application development, especially in the streaming space. Marton is a regular contributor to open source and has been a speaker of a number of Big Data related conferences... Read More →
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Gyula Fóra

Researcher, Distributed Systems, SICS
Gyula is a committer and PMC member for the Apache Flink project, currently working as a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. His main expertise and interest is real-time distributed data processing frameworks, and their connections to other big data applications... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CET

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