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Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Flink™ is now a Top-Level Project

 

 

An open source distributed big data system for expressive, declarative, and efficient batch & streaming data processing and analysis

On the 12th of January 2015, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced that Apache FlinkTM (an open source distributed data analysis engine for batch & streaming data) has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). The origins of Apache Flink can be traced back to the 2009 DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded,Stratosphere Research ProjectSpearheaded by Prof. Volker Markl, Head of the Database Systems & Information Management (DIMA) Group at TU Berlin & Director of the Intelligent Analysis for Massive Data Research Group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), in conjunction with TU Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) Principal Investigators/Researchers, the Stratosphere Project conducted R&D to explore the power of massively parallel computing for complex information management applications. Their joint collaboration enabled the development of a novel, database-inspired, massively parallel data processing system. Their success lead several DIMA researchers to launch, dataArtisans