Year after year the world is generating more and more data, and to process it we need better and more sophisticated tools. Apache Flink is a new, next generation Big Data processing tool that is capable of complex stream and batch data processing. In this course, Understanding Apache Flink, you'll learn how to write simple and complex data processing applications using Apache Flink. First, you'll cover an overview how Apache Flink works under the hood, and what it brings to the world of Big Data. Next, you'll learn the ins and outs of how to process data utilizing Apache Flink. Finally, you'll explore how to apply Apache Flink in practice. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to write applications in Apache Flink, and will have a good foundation to learn more advanced Apache Flink features.