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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Use case - complex event processing on a temperature sensor

In earlier sections, we learnt about various features provided by the Flink CEP engine. Now it's time to understand how we can use it in real-world solutions. For that, let's assume we work for a mechanical company which produces some products. In the product factory, there is a need to constantly monitor certain machines. The factory has already set up the sensors which keep on sending the temperature of the machines at a given time.

Now we will be setting up a system that constantly monitors the temperature value and generates an alert if the temperature exceeds a certain value.

We can use the following architecture:

Here we will be using Kafka to collect events from sensors. In order to write a Java application, we first need to create a Maven project and add the following dependency:

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