Compare Apache Airflow vs. Nintex Workflow

Apache Airflow is ranked 18th in Business Process Management with 1 review while Nintex Workflow is ranked 11th in Business Process Management with 10 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.0, while Nintex Workflow is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apache Airflow writes "Simple to automate using Python, but code does not cover all data warehousing tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nintex Workflow writes "Streamlines automating SharePoint processes such as building sites, updating content". Apache Airflow is most compared with Camunda BPM, Informatica Cloud Application Integration and IBM BPM, whereas Nintex Workflow is most compared with K2 blackpearl, Camunda BPM and AgilePoint.
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This is a simple tool to automate using Python.

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We were able to meet all of the requirements for functionality that were specified, and we did not experience challenges where we had to compromise on functionality.It has helped us a lot, especially during the initial phase of a project where most of the things are done on paper.It creates workflows to handle business processes. It allows us to route approvals to users without human intervention.Our solutions using Nintex has been most successful in automating HR processes because it allows you to easily and rapidly build solutions that conform to the unique business processes for each entity.This tool set makes it easy to integrate current processes and increase adoption rates and usage for the tool, as well as the process changes to update it on the fly.It provides data accuracy with fewer failures.It saves time as tasks are automated.Only Nintex has the feature which allows attachments to an email.​

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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.

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The security features for this solution need to be improved.We are currently facing a lot of issues with Nintex, and we are trying to move away from this solution.Nintex seems to be very server intensive. It is one of the reasons that we are moving to a different product on the SharePoint 2016 platform.​Bring all features available from the on-premise product into the cloud version and the workflow error reporting.​Converting a document from PDF to MS Word, or vice versa, needs to be improved.User interface could use some improvement. Perhaps integration with Visual Studio or SharePoint Designer would be useful.Currently, copying workflow actions from one workflow to another is not possible. Also, the Office 365 solution is not as mature as on-premise.While Nintex Workflow has pretty robust troubleshooting abilities, I think that improving the default logging and notifications would be helpful.

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Apache Airflow is a free solution that can be downloaded and ready for use at any moment.

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The annual support costs are expensive.Our maintenance costs are reduced.Offering a licensing model that allows for multiple small workflows would be a huge improvement to an already great platform.Nintex products are expensive, but valuable. Licensing in on-premise was historically based on a perpetual model, where you’d license per Web front-end. However, they are switching exclusively to a consumption (subscription) model, where you purchase the number of workflows you think you’ll use in your environment, and can scale up from there.

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AirflowNintex Workflow Platform
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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.

At Nintex, our goal is to make work more meaningful by improving business processes. With the Nintex Platform, your organization can manage, automate, and optimize your business processes - all with clicks, not code.

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Sample Customers
Agari, WePay, AstronomerAsiacell, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, National Metrology Institute of South Africa, Norwegian Olympic Committee, Schnitzer Steel, MT Højgaard, Lippuner
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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