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"This is an open-source platform that can be used free of charge.""The solution is open-source, which is free.""Apache Flink is open source so we pay no licensing for the use of the software.""It's an open-source solution."

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Top Answer: The top feature of Apache Flink is its low latency for fast, real-time data. Another great feature is the real-time indicators and alerts which make a big difference when it comes to data processing… more »
Top Answer: Apache Flink is open source so we pay no licensing for the use of the software.
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IBM InfoSphere Streams
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Overview

Apache Flink is a framework and distributed processing engine for stateful computations over unbounded and bounded data streams. Flink has been designed to run in all common cluster environments, perform computations at in-memory speed and at any scale.

IBM Streams is an advanced analytic platform that allows user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of data stream sources. The solution can handle very high data throughput rates, up to millions of events or messages per second. Streams helps you analyze data in motion, simplify development of streaming applications, and extend the value of existing systems.
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LogRhythm, Inc., Inter-American Development Bank, Scientific Technologies Corporation, LotLinx, Inc., Benevity, Inc.
Globo TV, All England Lawn Tennis Club, CenterPoint Energy, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Darwin Ecosystem, Emory University Hospital, ICICI Securities, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), Living Roads, Mobileum, Optibus, Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), University of Alberta, University of Montana, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Wimbledon 2015
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer7%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
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Apache Flink is ranked 4th in Streaming Analytics with 9 reviews while IBM Streams is ranked 12th in Streaming Analytics. Apache Flink is rated 7.6, while IBM Streams is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Apache Flink writes "Scalable framework for stateful streaming aggregations". On the other hand, Apache Flink is most compared with Amazon Kinesis, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Azure Stream Analytics, Google Cloud Dataflow and Amazon MSK, whereas IBM Streams is most compared with Confluent, Apache NiFi, Google Cloud Dataflow, Azure Stream Analytics and Apache Spark Streaming.

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