Introduction to Apache NiFi (Cloudera DataFlow - HDF 2.0)
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Introduction to Apache NiFi (Cloudera DataFlow - HDF 2.0)

Apache NiFi - An Introductory Course to Learn Installation, Basic Concepts and Efficient Streaming of Big Data Flows
4.5 (2,138 ratings)
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What you'll learn
  • Install and configure Apache NiFi
  • Design Apache NiFi Architecture
  • Master core functionalities like FlowFile, FlowFile Processor, Connection, Flow Controller, Process Groups, etc.
  • Use NiFi to stream Data between different systems at scale
  • Monitor Apache NiFi
  • Integrate NiFi with Apache Kafka
  • Integration NiFi with MongoDB
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 01:52:23
+ Introduction to NiFi and first concepts
4 lectures 10:37

Introduction to what Apache NiFi is, what it's good for and not good for, and what benefits it will provide you and your company

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Introduction to the three most important concepts in Apache NiFi, the FlowFile, the Processor and the Connector

Preview 03:52
Apache NiFi basics
2 questions
+ Hands On: Getting Started with NiFi
7 lectures 37:58
Pre-requisite: Java 8

Download and Install NiFi. Run on Windows, MacOS X or Linux. Install as a Service

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Create your first processor GetFile and configure it

Adding and configuring the first processor: GetFile

Create your second processor PutFile, connect it to your first processor and start your data flow

Second processor PutFile and Starting the Flow

This lecture walks you through the different elements within the UI in Apache NiFi so you can start using the tool to its full potential

Understanding the UI

Theoretical lecture to introduce you to the variety of processors that are available to you in Apache NiFi

Categorisation of processors

Another Flow example to Generate data that you will find useful for debugging your flows. 

FlowFile generator: GenerateFlowFile & ReplaceText processors
Getting started with Apache NiFi
4 questions
+ Apache NiFi in depth
8 lectures 36:54

Learn what templates are and how to import them

NiFi templates

Create process groups and utilise them to export your flows as templates

Process groups and Template exports

Theoretical lecture about how FlowFiles are structured, with their content and attributes

Theory: FlowFile topology: content and attributes

Start manipulating FlowFile's content and attributes through the analysis of a template

Practice: FlowFile topology: content and attributes

Learn how attributes can be used in the expression language so that they can alter the content

Using attributes with the Expression Language

Learn how to monitor your overall Apache NiFi state

Monitoring NiFi

Explore the data provenance menu to understand the FlowFile journey through your data flows

Data Provenance and Event Search

Learn about Relationships so that you can start routing data to different processors

Processor relationships
Apache NiFi in depth
3 questions
+ Annexes
2 lectures 25:07

In this lecture I will go through how to set-up a NiFi flow so that JSON documents are written to a MongoDB database. The processor PutMongo will be used

Annex 1: JSON File to MongoDB
Annex 2: Integration with Apache Kafka
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2 lectures 01:45
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  • Understand the basic concepts of big data and fast data technology to take this course
  • Good to have knowledge about Linux command line
  • Installing Java 8 for the Hands-On

Apache NiFi (Cloudera DataFlows - ex Hortonworks DataFlow) is an innovative technology to build data flows and solve your streaming challenges?

In today's big data world, fast data is becoming increasingly important. Streaming data at scale and rapidly between all your systems should be centralised, automated and resilient to failure to ensure good delivery to your downstream systems.

With NiFi, you can build all your flows directly from a UI, no coding required, and at scale!

Apache NiFi initially used by the NSA so they could move data at scale and was then open sourced. Being such a hot technology, Onyara (the company behind it) was then acquired by Hortonworks, one of the main backers of the big data project Hadoop and then Hadoop Data Platform.

Apache NiFi is now used in many top organisations that want to harness the power of their fast data by sourcing and transferring information from and to their database and big data lakes. It is a key tool to learn for the analyst and data scientists alike. Its simplicity and drag and drop interface make it a breeze to use!

You can build streaming pipelines between Kafka and ElasticSearch, an FTP and MongoDB, and so much more! Your imagination is the limit


Quick Overview Of Course Content

This course will take you through an introduction of the Apache NiFi technology.

With a mix of theory lessons and hands-on labs, you'll get started and build your first data flows.

You will learn how to set up your connectors, processors, and how to read your FlowFiles to make most of what NiFi offer.

The most important configuration options will be demonstrated so you will be able to get started in no time.

We will also analyse a template picked from the web and understand how to debug your flows as well as route your data to different processors based on outcomes through relationships.

We will finally learn about the integrations between NiFi and Apache Kafka or MongoDB. Lots of learning ahead!


Why I should take this course?

  • With over 1.5 hours of videos and over 15 classes, you will get a great understand of Apache NiFi in no time!

  • You will learn how to install and configure Apache NiFi to get started

  • You will learn Apache NiFI Architecture and Core Concepts

  • The core concepts like FlowFile, FlowFile Processor, Connection, Flow Controller, Process Groups etc.

  • You will learn how to use Apache NiFi Efficiently to Stream Data using NiFi between different systems at scale

  • You will also understand how to monitor Apache NiFi

  • Integrations between Apache Kafka and Apache NiFi!

  • Questions can also be asked on the forum and instructor is keen to answer those in timely manner


Students Loved this course

Ashish Ranjan says “Great Course to get started with Nifi. Also, the instructor is very helpful and answers all your questions. I would highly recommend it. Great Job.” (Rated with 5 star)

Luca Costa says “It was very interesting and now I have an Idea how to start my project :) Thank you” (Rated with 5 star)

Aaron Gong says “Very clear and well instructed, first section is the most important, why use Nifi and for what purpose it is better suited for…” (Rated with 5 star)

I am sure that you will walk away with a great enterprise skill and start solving your streaming challenges!



Stephane Maarek is the instructor of this course. He loved NiFi and data engineering. He's the author of the highly-rated Apache Kafka Series on Udemy, having taught already to 40,000+ students and received 12,000+ reviews.


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Who this course is for:
  • Beginners who want to get started on learning Apache NiFi
  • Architects who want to get an overview of Apache NiFi