Apache NiFi for Developers Training Course

Course Code



7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Java programming experience
  • Experience with Maven


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


  • Developers
  • Data engineers

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice

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

Closing remarks

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From £1100 (103)

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