Spring Cloud® Data Flow for PCF

About Spring Cloud Data Flow

Spring Cloud Data Flow is an open-source toolkit for data integration and real-time data processing (see the project home page). The Spring Cloud Data Flow (SCDF) server deploys pipelines composed of Spring Cloud Stream or Spring Cloud Task applications. A domain-specific language (DSL) makes it easy to describe the applications in a pipeline and how they are connected.

The SCDF server exposes a REST API for composing and deploying data pipelines and a dashboard with a graphical pipeline editor. It also includes a shell for working with the API from the command line.

About Spring Cloud Data Flow for PCF

Spring Cloud Data Flow for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) automates the deployment of SCDF and its dependent services so that developers can use Apps Manager to deploy their own SCDF instances. They can then access their Data Flow server, either via the SCDF dashboard UI or using their PCF credentials with the SCDF shell.

Key Features

Spring Cloud Data Flow for PCF includes the following key features:

  • Addition of the Spring Cloud Data Flow server to the Marketplace as a managed service
  • Automatic integration with dependent PCF services:
    • MySQL for PCF (or a user-provided relational database service) for apps, pipelines, and task history
    • RabbitMQ for PCF (or a user-provided RabbitMQ or Kafka service) for event messaging
    • Redis for PCF (or a user-provided Redis service) for capturing analytics data
  • Integration of Data Flow server with PCF’s UAA security model

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Spring Cloud Data Flow for PCF.

Element Details
Version v1.2.0
Release date September 19, 2018
Software component version v1.6.3.RELEASE
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.1.15 and later, v2.2.2 and later, v2.3.x
Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s) v2.1.x–v2.3.x
IaaS support All supported by PCF


Spring Cloud Data Flow for PCF has the following requirements:


To use the Spring Cloud Data Flow shell interface with Spring Cloud Data Flow for PCF service instances, install the following cf CLI plugins:


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