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AWS Step Functions, Step FunctionsAirflow
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Overview

Camunda BPM is a light-weight, open source platform for Business Process Management. It is a perfect match for general software development and provides powerful business-IT-alignment based on BPMN for structured workflows, CMMN for less structured cases and DMN for business rules.

Typical use cases for Camunda BPM are:

  • Straight Through Processing (STP)
  • Human Workflow Management
  • (Dynamic) Case Management
  • Business Rule Automation

AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly. Using Step Functions, you can design and run workflows that stitch together services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS into feature-rich applications. Workflows are made up of a series of steps, with the output of one step acting as input into the next. Application development is simpler and more intuitive using Step Functions, because it translates your workflow into a state machine diagram that is easy to understand, easy to explain to others, and easy to change. You can monitor each step of execution as it happens, which means you can identify and fix problems quickly. Step Functions automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected.

Airflow is a platform to programmatically author, schedule and monitor workflows.

Use airflow to author workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks. The airflow scheduler executes your tasks on an array of workers while following the specified dependencies. Rich command line utilities make performing complex surgeries on DAGs a snap. The rich user interface makes it easy to visualize pipelines running in production, monitor progress, and troubleshoot issues when needed.

When workflows are defined as code, they become more maintainable, versionable, testable, and collaborative.

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Sample Customers
AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, AccruentAlpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, BigfiniteAgari, WePay, Astronomer
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Computer Software Company36%
Media Company20%
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Retailer5%
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Amazon Step Functions is ranked 31st in Business Process Management while Apache Airflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews. Amazon Step Functions is rated 0, while Apache Airflow is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apache Airflow writes "Helps us maintain a clear separation of our functional logic from our operational logic". Amazon Step Functions is most compared with BIC Cloud BPM, Appian, Newgen OmniFlow, Pega BPM and KiSSFLOW, whereas Apache Airflow is most compared with IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Application Integration, Appian and Bonita.

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