Apache Flink features two APIs which are based on relational algebra, a SQL interface and the so-...
Apache Flink features two APIs which are based on relational algebra, a SQL interface and the so-called Table API, which is a LINQ-style API available for Scala and Java. Relational APIs are interesting because they are easy to use and queries can be automatically optimized and translated into efficient runtime code. Flink offers both APIs for streaming and batch data sources. This talk takes a look under the hood of Flink’s relational APIs. The presentation shows the unified architecture to handle streaming and batch queries and explain how Flink translates queries of both APIs into the same representation, leverages Apache Calcite to optimize them, and generates runtime code for efficient execution. Finally, the slides discuss potential improvements and give an outlook for future extensions and features.