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From Slim Baltagi <sbalt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Beam and Flink
Date Thu, 26 May 2016 07:39:01 GMT
Hi Ashutosh

Apache Beam provides a Unified API for batch and streaming.
It also supports multiple ‘runners’: local, Apache Spark, Apache Flink and Google Cloud
Data Flow (commercial service). 
It is not an alternative to Flink because it is an API and you still need an execution engine.
It can be used as an alternative API to using the two Flink APIs : DataSet API and DataStream
It can be complementary to Flink in the way that you use Beam as API and Flink as the execution
Many of Flink committers are also Apache Beam committers!
The following blogs describe why Apache Beam:
 from Flink perspective: http://data-artisans.com/why-apache-beam/ 
 from Google perspective. https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2016/05/why-apache-beam-a-google-perspective

A few recent resources about Apache Beam published this month: May 2016 
Running Apache Beam (screencast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwxUbzbwtyI
Introduction to Apache Beam ( presentation) https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/8036-apache-flink-may-meetup
Introduction to Apache Beam ( blog) http://www.talend.com/blog/2016/05/02/introduction-to-apache-beam

I hope this helps.


Slim Baltagi

> On May 26, 2016, at 2:20 AM, Ashutosh Kumar <kmr.ashutosh16@gmail.com> wrote:
> How does apache beam fits with  flink ? Is it an alternative for flink or complementary
to it ? 
> Thanks
> Ashutosh 

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