Spring Cloud Data Flow for VMware Tanzu is based on the open-source Spring Cloud Data Flow project, built for deploying streaming and batch data pipelines.

About Spring Cloud Data Flow

Spring Cloud Data Flow is an open-source toolkit that can deploy streaming and batch data pipelines on Cloud Foundry. The data pipelines are composed of Spring Cloud Stream or Spring Cloud Task applications. A streaming pipeline DSL makes it easy to specify which apps to deploy and how to connect outputs and inputs. The composed task DSL is useful for when a series of task apps must be run as a directed graph.

Spring Cloud Data Flow provides REST APIs for composing and deploying data pipelines programmatically. It also provides a dashboard that includes a graphical pipeline editor for building new pipelines interactively, as well as views of deployable apps and running apps with metrics using Prometheus, InfluxDB, or other monitoring systems. Spring Cloud Data Flow also includes a shell application for working with the API from the command line.

About Spring Cloud Data Flow for VMware Tanzu

Spring Cloud Data Flow for VMware Tanzu automates the deployment of SCDF and its dependent services so that developers can use Apps Manager to deploy their own SCDF instances. They can then access their Data Flow server, either via the SCDF dashboard UI or using their VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS) credentials with the SCDF shell.

Key Features

Spring Cloud Data Flow for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • Addition of the Spring Cloud Data Flow server to the Marketplace as a managed service

  • Automatic integration with dependent TAS services: VMware Tanzu SQL [MySQL] (or a user-provided relational database service) for apps, pipelines, and task history, and RabbitMQ for VMware Tanzu (or a user-provided RabbitMQ or Kafka service) for event messaging

  • Integration of Data Flow server with the TAS UAA security model

  • One-step upgrade of Spring Cloud Data Flow servers and related components