What is Cloudera Flow Management?

Cloudera Flow Management (CFM), powered by Apache NiFi and NiFi Registry, is a key component of the Cloudera DataFlow (CDF) platform. This documentation provides an overview of CFM, its capabilities, and the integration with various components.

Key features and capabilities

Code-free data ingestion
CFM allows you to ingest and manage data without the need for coding, providing a user-friendly solution for data movement within the enterprise.
Versatile data capture
You can capture diverse data types from any source securely, facilitating the seamless flow of data into the enterprise.
Dynamic routing and data transformation
You can transform and dynamically route data in real-time, ensuring flexibility in managing and optimizing data flows.
Complex and scalable data flows
CFM allows you to build intricate and scalable data flows, tailoring them to meet specific business requirements.
Real-time monitoring and management
You can manage, edit, and monitor data flows in real-time, offering transparency and control over the entire data movement process.
DevOps-style flow development lifecycle
You can adopt a DevOps-style development lifecycle, leveraging templates, version control, collaboration, and diverse deployment options for faster application delivery.
Seamless integration
CFM seamlessly integrates with CDF components such as Kafka, MiNiFi, Flink, Spark Streaming, as well as platform components like HBase, Hive, Impala, and Kudu.

Main components

Apache NiFi
  • Core data ingestion engine featuring a no-code graphical user interface
  • Supports 300+ processors for connectivity, transformation, and content routing
Apache NiFi Registry
  • Companion to NiFi enabling DevOps-style flow development
  • Supports versioning flows, promoting flows, and deploying flow applications across environments