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h1. Welcome to Flume!
Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service for
efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log
data. It has a simple and flexible architecture based on streaming
data flows. It is robust and fault tolerant with tunable reliability
mechanisms and many failover and recovery mechanisms. The system is
centrally managed and allows for intelligent dynamic management. It
uses a simple extensible data model that allows for online analytic
Flume is open-sourced under the Apache Software Foundation License v2.0.
h2. Documentation
Flume's installation instructions can be found here:
Flume's user guide, cookbook, and FAQ are available here:
h2. Contact us!
* User mailing list:
* Developer mailling list:
* IRC channel #flume on
Bug and Issue tracker.
h2. Compiling Flume
Compiling Flume requires the following tools:
* Java JDK 1.6
* Apache Maven
To compile Flume, run `mvn compile`.
To build a distribution, run `mvn package`.
The final Flume distribution artifact will be in $project/flume-distribution/target/.
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