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"This is a simple tool to automate using Python.""The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow.""The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions.""The initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete.""We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution.""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.""I like the UI rework, it's much easier."

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"For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly.""We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.""I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.""The most valuable feature is the ability to share the logic within the rules engine with the business, so you can put it up for everybody to read.""When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.""The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.""The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand.""It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."

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"We need to develop our workflow description and notations because out of the box, Apache Airflow does not provide some features that are needed.""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.""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.""Technical support is an area that needs improvement.""The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved.""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.""I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases."

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"The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options.""When you search for Camunda BPM resources or books on how to utilize Camunda BPM, it is lacking. When it comes to Alfresco, there are thousands of resources that can help you to utilize within AWS and its Group Services. I would like to see the usage of Camunda BPM on Amazon Web Services be improved.""I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space out there, for small businesses. If they can, they should cater to them.""I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.""I would like to have a feature for audit logging, audit logs and audit log management. And some history of use for the audit logs.""I would also like a very easy to use form builder.""Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.""If there were some industry templates it would have helped significantly, because it is similar to a process map for a domain. That is what we are currently creating, a domain-relevant process map."

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"Apache Airflow is a free solution that can be downloaded and ready for use at any moment.""The pricing for the product is reasonable.""Although Airflow is open source software, there's also commercial support for it by Astronomer. We personally don't use the commercial support, but it's always an option if you don't mind the extra cost.""We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow."

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"We are using the open-source version of this solution.""Camunda is much cheaper.""I use the open-source free version.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like the UI rework, it's much easier.
Top Answer: We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow.
Top Answer: I am using a Celery Executor and I find that it crashes and I can't see any logs. I can only assume that it's a memory issue and have to blindly restart until eventually, it starts up again. One of… more »
Top Answer: The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.
Top Answer: There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version. My advice is to think about what is most… more »
Top Answer: In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process evaluation (optimize) features added to the community edition. Right now, thanks to… more »
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Overview

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.

Reinventing Process Automation for the Digital Enterprise

Our process automation platform enables tens of thousands of developers to design, automate and improve processes and provide better customer experiences, deliver projects faster and increase business agility.

A complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations and analytics

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Sample Customers
Agari, WePay, Astronomer
AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, Accruent
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Non Profit13%
Government13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Airflow vs. Camunda Platform and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management with 7 reviews while Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management with 20 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.6, while Camunda Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apache Airflow writes "Helps us maintain a clear separation of our functional logic from our operational logic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Component reusability saves us development time, but the learning curve is too steep". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration and Appian, whereas Camunda Platform is most compared with Bonita, Pega BPM, IBM BPM, Bizagi and Appian. See our Apache Airflow vs. Camunda Platform report.

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