Apache Flink is a stateful computation framework. It serves as a distributed processing engine for both categories of data streams: unbounded and bounded. Flink can run in all typical cluster environments, with in-memory speed computations at any scale. Support for stream and batch processing, comprehensive state management, event-time processing semantics, and consistency guarantee for the state are just a few of Flink’s capabilities.

Dynamic messaging, consistent state, multi-language support, cloud-native, no database requirements, and “stateless” operations are some of the fringe benefits provided by Flink. Less community and forums for discussion, lack of excellent API support, and difficult to program data representation are some common drawbacks reported by Flink users.

To contribute to the Apache Flink open source project, visit: https://github.com/apache/flink

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