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6. Apache Flume

Deepak Vohra

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Apache Flume is a framework based on streaming data flows for collecting, aggregating, and transferring large quantities of data. Flume is an efficient and reliable distributed service. A unit of data flow in Flume is called an event. The main components in Flume architecture are Flume source, Flume channel, and Flume sink, all of which are hosted by a Flume agent. A Flume source consumes events from an external source such as a log file or a web server. A Flume source stores the events it receives in a passive data store called a Flume channel. Examples of Flume channel types are ...

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