Flux Review

User-friendly, extensible product with great customer support. Would like better support for multiple workflows.


Valuable Features:

* User friendly - nice web based designer * Easy to integrate * Extensible - can create your own Java actions to orchestrate your custom business process * Complex job pinning and scheduling across a cluster of machines * Easy to use API for embedding it inside of other enterprise Java Applications * High volume support - fast even when handling thousands of jobs * Excellent customer support

Room for Improvement:

* Need a better way to track a particular work item through multiple, independent workflows. There is a nice operations console to track the progress of an individual workflow, but if multiple workflows are related in some way, the engine doesn't really know/track this. * Lacks SLA-based work scheduling. It would be nice if the scheduler could take in to account SLAs and priorities to optimally schedule work across the cluster
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user2652 (Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees)
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What are the alternatives for FLUX?

author avatarit_user4080 (Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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If managed file transfer is what you are after I would stick with Flux. If you are looking for ETL or Bus capabilities then there are several other options. MuleSoft is a good ESB and you can look at Pentaho or CloverETL for ETL.