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Amazon EBS vs Apache Flink: What are the differences?

Amazon EBS: Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage; Apache Flink: Fast and reliable large-scale data processing engine. Apache Flink is an open source system for fast and versatile data analytics in clusters. Flink supports batch and streaming analytics, in one system. Analytical programs can be written in concise and elegant APIs in Java and Scala.

Amazon EBS can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Storage" category, while Apache Flink is grouped under "Big Data Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon EBS are:

  • Amazon EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.
  • Amazon EBS enables you to provision a specific level of I/O performance if desired, by choosing a Provisioned IOPS volume. This allows you to predictably scale to thousands of IOPS per Amazon EC2 instance.
  • Storage volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).

On the other hand, Apache Flink provides the following key features:

  • Hybrid batch/streaming runtime that supports batch processing and data streaming programs.
  • Custom memory management to guarantee efficient, adaptive, and highly robust switching between in-memory and data processing out-of-core algorithms.
  • Flexible and expressive windowing semantics for data stream programs

"Point-in-time snapshots" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon EBS over the competitors, whereas "Unified batch and stream processing" was stated as the key factor in picking Apache Flink.

Apache Flink is an open source tool with 9.35K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Flink's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon EBS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 179 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Apache Flink, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon EBS?

Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.

What is Apache Flink?

Apache Flink is an open source system for fast and versatile data analytics in clusters. Flink supports batch and streaming analytics, in one system. Analytical programs can be written in concise and elegant APIs in Java and Scala.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS and Apache Flink?
      Amazon EFS
      Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files.
      Amazon S3
      Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
      Google Cloud Storage
      Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
      Azure Storage
      Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
      Minio
      Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
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      Opstax Ltd uses Amazon EBSAmazon EBS

      Opstax uses EBS storage to store images, snapshots and to write any data we need to keep when an instance is no longer.

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      nrise uses Amazon EBSAmazon EBS

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      Coolfront Technologies uses Apache FlinkApache Flink

      Used for analytics on streaming data.

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      rmetzger uses Apache FlinkApache Flink

      Flink for stream data analytics

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