DataBrew’s Blink is a Golang-based framework for real-time data processing. This article will walk you through the steps to get started with DataBrew Open-Source.


Before we dive into the details, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  • Go must be installed on your machine.
  • Docker should be installed if you don’t want to install blink to the host OS

Installation with Go

To install DataBrew, run the following command:

go install

Check the installation

To check if the installation was successful, run the following command:

blink -h

If should generate the following output:


Available Commands:
  completion  Generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
  help        Help about any command
  start       Starts blink instance reading with default blink.yaml config

  -h, --help   help for this command

Use " [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Installation with Docker

Using Blink with Docker is as easy as installing it with go install

You can simply pull the latest version of the blink image from the Docker Hub:

docker pull usedatabrew/blink:latest