Finalizing your data pipelines for production
In the last few chapters, you have learned about the features and methods for creating production data pipelines. There are still a few more features needed before you can deploy your data pipelines—backpressure, processor groups with input and output ports, and funnels. This section will walk you through each one of these features.
In your data pipelines, each processor or task will take different amounts of time to finish. For example, a database query may return hundreds of thousands of results that are split into single flowfiles in a few seconds, but the processor that evaluates and modifies the attributes within the flowfiles may take much longer. It doesn't make sense to dump all of the data into the queue faster than the downstream processor can actually process it. Apache NiFi allows you to control the number of flowfiles or the size of the data that is sent to the queue. This is called backpressure...