Github user zentol commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/5844
  
    Even then `invoke(Collection<IN>)` would never be called. `IN` is always 
the type of the `DataStream` the sink is applied on, and it can't be 
`Collection<IN>` as you would have an infinitely recursive type.
    
    You need to create a subclass that extends 
`CassandraSinkBase<Collection<SOMETYPE>>` which can then be applied to 
`DataStream<Collection<SOMETYPE>>`, and that you can already do. Note that it 
is rather unusual for the stream to contain collections, so I doubt we would be 
adding much value here.
    
    If instead you you want a sink of type `IN` that buffers elements and sends 
them in batches you can use the `CassandraWriteAheadSink`.
    
    Finally, do note that cassandra batches are a far cry from transactions. 
IIRC the guarantees work as such that either the batch completes successfully 
in which case all element are written, or it fails in which case _some_ records 
may have been written.


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