Spring Cloud Data Flow is a powerful tool for composing and deploying message driven data pipelines. It allows us to compose simple Spring Cloud Stream applications into complex processing pipelines. It also takes care of deploying these pipelines into Kubernetes or into Cloud Foundry.
It’s powerful but has a lot of moving parts. It can be daunting to get a simple pipeline running. This article introduces the Primer demo for SCDF and describes how to deploy it into Kubernetes on a local development machine.