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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 Project. Spearheaded 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, a Berlin-based startup committed to growing the Flink code base and community, all the while ensuring that Flink is entirely (100%) freely available as open source. This success story serves as a testament to the industriousness, passion, and a spirit for technological innovation that is fostered among all DIMA Group members. Apache Flink is also the technological foundation of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), whose objectives include performing groundbreaking R&D, training the data scientists of tomorrow, and creating solutions that facilitate conducting a deep analysis of massive amounts of heterogeneous data sets and streams at high velocity.


For the official ASF Press Release visit  s.apache.org/YrZ

For more information about ApacheTM FlinkTM visit  flink.apache.org

For more information about dataArtisans visit  data-artisans.com

For an interview with two former DIMA members and dataArtisans founders, visit  sdtimes.com/inside-apache-software-foundations-newest-top-level-project-apache-flink/

For more information about DFKI visit  www.dfki.de

For more information about the BBDC visit  bbdc.berlin




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