In this talk, I will walk through how someone can set up and run continuous SQL queries against Kafka topics utilizing Apache Flink. We will walk through creating Kafka topics, schemas, and publishing data.

We will then cover consuming Kafka data, joining Kafka topics, and inserting new events into Kafka topics as they arrive. This basic overview will show hands-on techniques, tips, and examples of how to do this.


Tim Spann is the Principal Developer Advocate for Data in Motion @ Cloudera where he works with Apache Kafka, Apache Flink, Apache NiFi, Apache Iceberg, TensorFlow, Apache Spark, big data, the IoT, machine learning, and deep learning. Tim has over a decade of experience with the IoT, big data, distributed computing, streaming technologies, and Java programming. Previously, he was a Developer Advocate at StreamNative, Principal Field Engineer at Cloudera, a Senior Solutions Architect at AirisData and a senior field engineer at Pivotal. He blogs for DZone, where he is the Big Data Zone leader, and runs a popular meetup in Princeton on big data, the IoT, deep learning, streaming, NiFi, the blockchain, and Spark. Tim is a frequent speaker at conferences such as IoT Fusion, Strata, ApacheCon, Data Works Summit Berlin, DataWorks Summit Sydney, and Oracle Code NYC. He holds a BS and MS in computer science.