Hi, I'm Maximilian Michels, software engineer and expert for data-intensive applications using Apache Flink, Apache Beam, and related open-source technology. - Learn more

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Apache Arrow: The Hidden Champion of Data Analytics In today’s open-source software stack you can find many indispensable dependencies in the form of software libraries. They are logging frameworks, testing frameworks, HTTP libraries, or code style checkers. But it doesn’t happen often that a new library emerges which... Read more

How Apache Beam Runs on Top of Apache Flink Apache Flink and Apache Beam are open-source frameworks for parallel, distributed data processing at scale. Unlike Flink, Beam does not come with a full-blown execution engine of its own but plugs into other execution engines, such as Apache Flink, Apache... Read more

The CAP Theorem's Common Misconception A couple of days ago I tweeted about the CAP theorem which sparked some interest and a small conversation on Twitter. Since tweets tend to disappear in the void pretty quickly, I thought I also put this here: The Misconception... Read more