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Template to build Maven templates to run on top of a Flink cluster
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Flink Maven template

The Flink Maven template image serves as a base image to build your own Maven application to run on a Flink cluster. See big-data-europe/docker-flink README for a description how to setup a Flink cluster.

Package your application using Maven

You can build and launch your application on a Flink cluster by extending this image with your sources. The template uses Maven as build tool, so make sure you have a pom.xml file for your application specifying all the dependencies.

The Maven package command must create an assembly JAR (or 'uber' JAR) containing your code and its dependencies. Flink and Hadoop dependencies should be listes as provided. The Maven shade plugin provides a plugin to build such assembly JARs.

Extending the Flink Maven template with your application

Steps to extend the Flink Maven template

  1. Create a Dockerfile in the root folder of your project (which also contains a pom.xml)
  2. Extend the Flink Maven template Docker image
  3. Configure the following environment variables (unless the default value satisfies):
    • FLINK_APPLICATION_JAR_NAME (default: application-1.0)
    • FLINK_APPLICATION_MAIN_CLASS (default: my.main.Job)
    • FLINK_APPLICATION_ARGS (default: "")
  4. Build and run the image
    docker build --rm=true -t bde/flink-app .
    docker run --name my-flink-app --link flink-master:flink-master -d bde/flink-app

The sources in the project folder will be automatically added to /usr/src/app if you directly extend the Flink Maven template image. Otherwise you will have to add and package the sources by yourself in your Dockerfile with the commands:

COPY . /usr/src/app
RUN cd /usr/src/app \
    && mvn clean package

If you overwrite the template's CMD in your Dockerfile, make sure to execute the / script at the end.

Example Dockerfile

FROM bde2020/flink-maven-template:1.5.0-hadoop2.8

MAINTAINER Gezim Sejdiu <>

ENV FLINK_APPLICATION_JAR_NAME my-app-1.0-SNAPSHOT-with-dependencies

Example application

See flink-starter.

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