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Short Intro to Flume

The Flume ☞ user guide is 70 screen long, so use these slides and the Flume and Scribe comparison as short intros:


  • What problems are solved by Flume?
  • data collection in all formats
  • flexible reliability guarantees allowing careful performance tunning
  • quick iteration on new collection strategies
  • Flume is build around teh concept of flows corresponding to a type of data source and composed from chained nodes
  • A Flume node receives data from a source, optionally processes it using 1 or more decorators and outputs it via a sink
  • Nodes receiving data are called agents, nodes writing data are called collectors

Original title and link for this post: Short Intro to Flume (published on the NoSQL blog: myNoSQL)