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What is Apache Beam?

It implements batch and streaming data processing jobs that run on any execution engine. It executes pipelines on multiple execution environments.
Apache Beam is a tool in the Workflow Manager category of a tech stack.

Who uses Apache Beam?

13 companies reportedly use Apache Beam in their tech stacks, including Handshake, Skimlinks, and Skry.

8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apache Beam.

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Apache Beam Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apache Beam?
Apache Spark
Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.
Kafka Streams
It is a client library for building applications and microservices, where the input and output data are stored in Kafka clusters. It combines the simplicity of writing and deploying standard Java and Scala applications on the client side with the benefits of Kafka's server-side cluster technology.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Use Airflow to author workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks. The Airflow scheduler executes your tasks on an array of workers while following the specified dependencies. Rich command lines utilities makes performing complex surgeries on DAGs a snap. The rich user interface makes it easy to visualize pipelines running in production, monitor progress and troubleshoot issues when needed.
It is a Python module that helps you build complex pipelines of batch jobs. It handles dependency resolution, workflow management, visualization etc. It also comes with Hadoop support built in.
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Apache Beam's Followers
14 developers follow Apache Beam to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
jonathan bensaid
Len Rugen
Kaitlin Trowbridge
Danny Robert
frank zeng
Filipe Oliveira
Josiah Clark
Thiago Gil