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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

Flink on Google Cloud

Flink can be deployed on Google Cloud using one utility called BDUtil. It is an open source utility available for everyone to use The very first step we need to do is to install Google Cloud SDK.

Installing Google Cloud SDK

Google Cloud SDK is an executable utility that can be installed on the Windows, Mac, or UNIX operating systems. You can choose the mode of installation based on your operating system. Here is a link that directs users about detailed installations at

Here I assume that you are already familiar with Google Cloud concepts and the terminologies; if not I would recommend reading

In my case, I will be using UNIX machine to launch a Flink-Hadoop cluster. So let's get started with the installation.

First, we need to download the installer for the Cloud SDK.