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  1. Flink
  2. FLINK-1089

The Flink website main page is uninformative.

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
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      The webpage at http://flink.incubator.apache.org/ provides no information on why Flink is useful.

      The problem is that after skimming the main page people cannot figure out why they should try Flink. I gave the link above to my friend from industry, and in 5 minutes he asked me if Flink was an enterprise Java framework.

      I suggest adding 2-3 paragraphs under the "Project Overview" heading. They should explain in plain English what dataflow systems are, which tasks they solve and what differentiates Flink from its competitors.
      A link to the recent VLDB paper might help as well.

      PS I would like to emphasize the word "plain" in the previous paragraph.

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              • Assignee:
                uce Ufuk Celebi
                Reporter:
                dss-2009@yandex.ru Sergey Dudoladov
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