At the beginning of 2021, Shopify Data Platform decided to adopt Apache Flink to enable modern stateful stream-processing. Shopify had a lot of experience with other streaming technologies, but Flink was a great fit due to its state management primitives. After about six months, Shopify now has a flourishing ecosystem of tools, tens of prototypes from many teams across the company and a few large use-cases in production. Yaroslav will share a story about not just building a single data pipeline but building a sustainable ecosystem. You can learn about how they planned their platform roadmap, the tools and libraries Shopify built, the decision to fork Flink, and how Shopify partnered with other teams and drove the adoption of streaming at the company.