In order to use Spring Cloud Data Flow, you will need to choose what platform you want to run it on and install the server components on that platform.
Data Flow supports three platforms out of the box: Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes. If you are new to Data Flow, we recommend trying out Local for simplicity to get comfortable with the concepts. Once you are ready to try it out on a platform, the guides for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes are here for you as well.
After installing Data Flow you will want to get started deploying prebuilt microservices that Data Flow orchestrates. Below are the guides on how to get started with both Stream and Batch processing.