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From Ufuk Celebi <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Elegantly sharing state in a streaming environment
Date Tue, 31 May 2016 09:41:00 GMT
Aljoscha is working to properly expose this in Flink. The design
document is here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hIgxi2Zchww_5fWUHLoYiXwSBXjv-M5eOv-MKQYN3m4/edit#heading=h.pqg5z6g0mjm7

On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Philippe CAPARROY
<philippe.caparroy@orange.fr> wrote:
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> Just transform the list in a DataStream. A datastream can be finite.
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> One solution, in the context of a Streaming environment is to use Kafka, or
> any other distributed broker, although Flink ships with a KafkaSource.
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> 1)Create a Kafka Topic dedicated to your list of key/values. Inject your
> values into this topic, partitionned by the keys. So that you recover the
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> 2) Create a source for the stream of tuple your analysing -> output1
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> 3) Create a KafkaSource, and parse/recover your key value pairs from this
> source (e.g a first map operator) : map1 -> output 2 (K,V), then :
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>                  a)  If you need all key/Value pairs at each operator :
> broadcast all partitions from the output 1 to the analysis operator
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>                   b) if you dont need all key/values pairs, just chain
> output1 to the analysis operator. Partitioning of K,V pairs will depend on
> Kafka partitioning strategy, and can be controlled in Flink      anyway.
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> 4) The analysis operator :  will perform a RichCoFlatMapFunction, and can be
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> When receiving K,V pairs from output2, store them in a local state.
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> When receiving tuple, should be able to to filter with the help of the local
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>> Message du 30/05/16 13:41
>> De : leon_mclare@tutanota.com
>> A : "User" <user@flink.apache.org>
>> Copie à :
>> Objet : Elegantly sharing state in a streaming environment
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>>Hello Flink team,
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> How can i partition and share static state among instances of a streaming
> operator?
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> I have a huge list of keys and values, which are used to filter tuples in a
> stream. The list does not change. Currently i am sharing the list with each
> operator instance via the constructor, although only a subset of the list is
> required per operator (the assignment of subset to operator instance is
> known). I cannot use DataSet based functions in a streaming execution
> environment to assign sub lists. I also cannot use DataStream based
> partitioning functions as the list is static, i.e. not a DataStream. The
> dilemma exists as i am mixing static (DataSet type) content with streaming
> content. Is there any other approach aside from using an additional tool
> (e.g. distributed cache)?
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> Thanks in advance.
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> Regards
> Leon
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