Flink Connectors
This documentation is for an unreleased version of Apache Flink Stateful Functions. We recommend you use the latest stable version.

Flink Connectors #

The source-sink I/O module allows you to plug in existing, or custom, Flink connectors that are not already integrated into a dedicated I/O module. Please see the official Apache Flink documentation for a full list of available connectors as well as details on how to build your own. Connectors can be plugged into the runtime via an embedded module

Dependency #

To use a custom Flink connector, please include the following dependency in your pom.


Source Spec #

A source function spec creates an ingress from a Flink source function that outputs a TypedValue. Additionally, each ingress requires a Router function that takes each incoming message and routes it to one or more function instances.

package org.apache.flink.statefun.docs.io.flink;

import java.util.Map;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.flink.io.datastream.SourceFunctionSpec;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.io.IngressIdentifier;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.io.IngressSpec;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.spi.StatefulFunctionModule;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.reqreply.generated.TypedValue;

public class ModuleWithSourceSpec implements StatefulFunctionModule {

    public void configure(Map<String, String> globalConfiguration, Binder binder) {
        IngressIdentifier<TypedValue> id =
            new IngressIdentifier<>(TypedValue.class, "com.example", "custom-source");
        IngressSpec<TypedValue> spec = new SourceFunctionSpec<>(id, new FlinkSource<>());
        binder.bindIngressRouter(id, new CustomRouter());

Sink Spec #

A sink function spec creates an egress from a Flink sink function that consumes a TypedValue.

package org.apache.flink.statefun.docs.io.flink;

import java.util.Map;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.docs.models.User;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.flink.io.datastream.SinkFunctionSpec;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.io.EgressIdentifier;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.io.EgressSpec;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.spi.StatefulFunctionModule;

public class ModuleWithSinkSpec implements StatefulFunctionModule {

    public void configure(Map<String, String> globalConfiguration, Binder binder) {
        EgressIdentifier<TypedValue> id = new EgressIdentifier<>("com.example", "custom-sink", TypedValue.class);
        EgressSpec<TypedValue> spec = new SinkFunctionSpec<>(id, new FlinkSink<>());

Functions then send messages to the egress using a generic egress message builder.

from statefun import *

functions = StatefulFunctions()

    specs=[ValueSpec(name='seen_count', type=IntType)])
async def greet(context, message):
    if not message.is_type(UserType):
        raise ValueError('Unknown type')

    user = message.as_type(UserType)
    name = user.name

    storage = context.storage
    seen = storage.seen_count or 0
    storage.seen_count = seen + 1

        value=f"Hello {name} for the {seen}th time!",
import java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.Context;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.StatefulFunction;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.TypeName;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.ValueSpec;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.message.Message;
import org.apache.flink.statefun.sdk.java.message.EgressMessageBuilder;

public class GreeterFn implements StatefulFunction {

    static final TypeName TYPE = TypeName.typeNameFromString("com.example.fns/greeter");

    static final TypeName CUSTOM_EGRESS = TypeName.typeNameFromString("com.example/custom-sink");

    static final ValueSpec<Integer> SEEN = ValueSpec.named("seen").withIntType();

    CompletableFuture<Void> apply(Context context, Message message) {
        if (!message.is(User.TYPE)) {
            throw new IllegalStateException("Unknown type");

        User user = message.as(User.TYPE);
        String name = user.getName();

        var storage = context.storage();
        var seen = storage.get(SEEN).orElse(0);
        storage.set(SEEN, seen + 1);

                .withUtf8Value("Hello " + name + " for the " + seen + "th time!")

        return context.done();