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David Anderson

David Anderson

Software Practice Lead

The Flink Runtime


This video explains how a Flink cluster is organized, and the roles of Job Managers and Task Managers in running your applications.

Flink supports both batch and stream processing. These two execution modes place different demands on the runtime. Understanding these differences is helpful in appreciating what problems the Flink runtime has to solve, and why it is organized the way it is.


  • Flink Client
  • Job Manager
  • Task Manager
  • Job Submission
  • Streaming vs. Batch Execution


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