The streaming space is evolving at an ever increasing pace. This trend is also reflected in Apache Flink whose latest major release included again many new features. For streaming practitioners it is essential to learn about Flink's newest capabilities because often they enable completely new use cases and applications.
In this talk, I want to give a brief overview about Apache Flink and its latest feature additions, including the integration of CEP with streaming SQL, proper support for state evolution, temporal joins and many more. Furthermore, I want to put them in perspective with respect to Flink's future direction by giving some insights into ongoing development threads in the community. Thereby, I intend to give attendees a better picture about Flink's current and future capabilities.