Tyler Akidau, Kafka Summit Program Committee, Software Engineer, Google
Frances Perry, Software Engineer, Google
Apache Beam (unified Batch and strEAM processing!) is a new Apache incubator project. Originally based on years of experience developing Big Data infrastructure within Google (such as MapReduce, FlumeJava, and MillWheel), it has now been donated to the OSS community at large.
Come learn about the fundamentals of out-of-order stream processing, and how Beam’s powerful tools for reasoning about time greatly simplify this complex task. Beam provides a model that allows developers to focus on the four important questions that must be answered by any stream processing pipeline:
Furthermore, by cleanly separating these questions from runtime characteristics, Beam programs become portable across multiple runtime environments, both proprietary (e.g., Google Cloud Dataflow) and open-source (e.g., Flink, Spark, et al).