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Apache Airflow Pros and Cons

Apache Airflow Pros

Engineering Manager - OTT Platform at Amagi
The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow.
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JP
Senior Solutions Architect/ Software Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions.
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MW
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The best part of Airflow is its direct support for Python, especially because Python is so important for data science, engineering, and design. This makes the programmatic aspect of our work easy for us, and it means we can automate a lot.
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JR
Senior Software Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the UI rework, it's much easier.
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AJ
Associate Director - Technologies at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete.
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CP
Virksomhedskonsulent - Digitalisering, Forretningsudvikling, BPM, Teknologi & Innovation at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution.
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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd
I found the following features very useful: DAG - Workload management and orchestration of tasks using.
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Apache Airflow Cons

Engineering Manager - OTT Platform at Amagi
One specific feature that is missing from Airflow is that the steps of your workflow are not pipelined, meaning the stageless steps of any workflow. Not every workflow can be implemented within Airflow.
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JP
Senior Solutions Architect/ Software Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The scalability of the solution itself is not as we expected. Being on the cloud, it should be easy to scale, however, it's not.
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MW
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We're currently using version 1.10, but I understand that there's a lot of improvements in version 2. In the earlier version that we're using, we sometimes have problems with maintenance complexity. Actually using Airflow is okay, but maintaining it has been difficult.
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Learn what your peers think about Apache Airflow. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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JR
Senior Software Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases.
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AJ
Associate Director - Technologies at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Technical support is an area that needs improvement.
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CP
Virksomhedskonsulent - Digitalisering, Forretningsudvikling, BPM, Teknologi & Innovation at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved.
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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd
UI can be improved with additional user-friendly features for non-programmers and for fewer coding practitioner requirements.
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Learn what your peers think about Apache Airflow. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.