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Learning Apache Flink

By : Tanmay Deshpande
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Learning Apache Flink

By: Tanmay Deshpande

Overview of this book

<p>With the advent of massive computer systems, organizations in different domains generate large amounts of data on a real-time basis. The latest entrant to big data processing, Apache Flink, is designed to process continuous streams of data at a lightning fast pace.</p> <p>This book will be your definitive guide to batch and stream data processing with Apache Flink. The book begins with introducing the Apache Flink ecosystem, setting it up and using the DataSet and DataStream API for processing batch and streaming datasets. Bringing the power of SQL to Flink, this book will then explore the Table API for querying and manipulating data. In the latter half of the book, readers will get to learn the remaining ecosystem of Apache Flink to achieve complex tasks such as event processing, machine learning, and graph processing. The final part of the book would consist of topics such as scaling Flink solutions, performance optimization and integrating Flink with other tools such as ElasticSearch.</p> <p>Whether you want to dive deeper into Apache Flink, or want to investigate how to get more out of this powerful technology, you’ll find everything you need inside.</p>
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Apache Flink
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

Chapter 10. Best Practices

So far in this book, we have learned various things about Flink. We started with Flink's architecture and the various APIs it supports. We also learned how we use graph and machine learning APIs provided by Flink. Now in this concluding chapter, we are going to talk about some best practices you should follow in order to create production quality maintainable Flink applications.

We will be discussing about the following topics:

  • Logging best practices

  • Using custom serializers

  • Using and monitoring the REST API

  • Back pressure monitoring

So let's get started.