Apache NiFi (HDF 2.0) - An introductory course to learn installation, basic concepts and efficient streaming of data.
Apache NiFi was initially used by the NSA so they could move data at scale and was then open sourced. Being such a hot technology, Onyara (the company behind it) was then acquired by Hortonworks, one of the main backers of the big data project Hadoop, and then Hadoop Data Platform. Apache NiFi is now used in many top organisations that want to harness the power of their fast data by sourcing and transferring information from and to their database and big data lakes. It is a key tool to learn for the analyst and data scientists alike. Its simplicity and drag and drop interface make it a breeze to use! You can start building flows between Kafka and ElasticSearch, an FT,P and MongoDB, and so much more! Your imagination is the limit This course will take you through the Apache NiFi technology. It will help you understand its fundamental concepts, with theory lessons that walk you through the core concepts of Apache NiFi. You will also have hands-on labs to get started and build your first data flows. You will learn how to set up your connectors, processors, and how to read your FlowFiles to make the most of what NiFi has to offer. The most important configuration options will be demonstrated so you will be able to get started in no time. We will also analyse a template picked from the web and understand how to debug your flows as well as route your data to different processors based on outcomes through relationships. We will finally learn about the integrations between NiFi and Apache Kafka or MongoDB. Lots of learning ahead!
About the Author
Stéphane Maarek is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all things related to big data and analytics. He's also a best seller instructor on Simpliv for his courses in Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, and AWS Lambda! He loves Apache Kafka. He regularly contributes to the Apache Kafka project and wrote a guest blog post featured on the Confluent website, the company behind Apache Kafka. He also is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and has many years of experience with technologies such as Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, Tableau, Spotfire, Docker and Ansible amongst many others. His favorite programming languages are Scala and Python, and he plans on learning Go soon. During his spare time, he enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, surfing, watching TV shows, and traveling to awesome destinations!