One sink to rule them all: Introducing the new Async Sink

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Next time you want to integrate with a new destination for a demo, concept or production application, the Async Sink framework will bootstrap development, allowing you to move quickly without compromise. In Flink 1.15 we introduced the Async Sink base (FLIP-171), with the goal to encapsulate common logic and allow developers to focus on the key integration code. The new framework handles things like request batching, buffering records, applying backpressure, retry strategies, and at least once semantics. It allows you to focus on your business logic, rather than spending time integrating with your downstream consumers. During the session we will dive deep into the internals to uncover how it works, why it was designed this way, and how to use it. We will code up a new sink from scratch and demonstrate how to quickly push data to a destination. At the end of this talk you will be ready to start implementing your own Flink sink using the new Async Sink framework.