Flink SQL in Action

Stream processing is rapidly adopted by the enterprise. While in the past, stream processing frameworks mostly provided Java or Scala-based APIs, stream processing with SQL is recently gaining a lot of attention because it makes stream processing accessible to non-programmers and significantly reduces the effort to solve common tasks.

About three years ago, the Apache Flink community started adding SQL support to process static and streaming data in a unified fashion. Today, Flink SQL powers production systems at Alibaba, Huawei, Lyft, and Uber. In this talk, I will discuss the current state of Flink’s SQL support and explain the importance of Flink’s unified approach to process static and streaming data. Once the basics are covered, I will present common real-world use cases ranging from low-latency ETL to pattern detection and demonstrate how easily they can be addressed by Flink SQL.


Fabian Hueske