Apache NiFi for Developers Training Course


Apache NiFi (Hortonworks DataFlow) is a real-time integrated data logistics and simple event processing platform that enables the moving, tracking and automation of data between systems. It is written using flow-based programming and provides a web-based user interface to manage dataflows in real time.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn the fundamentals of flow-based programming as they develop a number of demo extensions, components and processors using Apache NiFi.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand NiFi’s architecture and dataflow concepts.
  • Develop extensions using NiFi and third-party APIs.
  • Custom develop their own Apache Nifi processor.
  • Ingest and process real-time data from disparate and uncommon file formats and data sources.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.


  • Java programming experience.
  • Experience with Maven.


  • Developers
  • Data engineers

Course Outline


  • Data at rest vs data in motion

Overview of Big Data Tools and Technologies

  • Hadoop (HDFS and MapReduce) and Spark

Installing and Configuring NiFi

Overview of NiFi Architecture

Development Approaches

  • Application development tools and mindset
  • Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools and mindset

Design Considerations

Components, Events, and Processor Patterns

Exercise: Streaming Data Feeds into HDFS

Error Handling

Controller Services

Exercise: Ingesting Data from IoT Devices using Web-Based APIs

Exercise: Developing a Custom Apache Nifi Processor using JSON

Testing and Troubleshooting

Contributing to Apache NiFi

Summary and Conclusion

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