We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It has an open BPM"
"Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate."
"I like everything about the entire BPM that comes with the BPM suite."
"The modeler is useful for creating the flow. The way to access the data through their REST API is also valuable. This is what we're using right now."
"We are using the BPMN engine of Camunda; we are not using the user interface. We are using just the engine, the back end of this. For us, it is working quite well."
"I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine."
"It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."
"The interface and the number of connectors that they provide are the most valuable features. The support here, it's kind of okay. But the main thing is with the number of connectors and the UI, the user interface."
"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."
"We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution."
"I found the following features very useful: DAG - Workload management and orchestration of tasks using."
"The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow."
"I like the UI rework, it's much easier."
"The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions."
"The initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete."
"We selected this solution not only for the BPM but for the entire package."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The initial set up could be simplified, it's complex."
"We have faced problems with the performance."
"The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself."
"The initial setup can be complex for business users."
"If they could build some scripts or some configuration to get it up and running in a Docker environment, that would be good. I didn't find anything when on Docker, however, maybe they have something and I didn't see it yet."
"Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved."
"I'm from the .NET world and I would like to use it, rather than Java."
"As we experienced some difficulties in the beginning, deployment took almost a month."
"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."
"The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved."
"Technical support is an area that needs improvement."
"I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases."
"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."
"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."
"UI can be improved with additional user-friendly features for non-programmers and for fewer coding practitioner requirements."
"The solution needs to offer better integration with third-party systems."
"From my knowledge of this solution, I don't see that the Oracle BPM includes features such as the growth of discovery and process mining."
"Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees."
"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."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"I use the open-source free version."
"Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
"We pay for the license of this solution annually."
"When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
"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."
"We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow."
"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."
"It's pried high, this solution is expensive."
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Camunda Platform is 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.
With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.
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.
Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 7 reviews while Oracle BPM is ranked 27th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.8, while Oracle BPM is rated 7.6. 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 Oracle BPM writes "Stable, customizable, and packaged with full utility stack". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration and Bizagi, whereas Oracle BPM is most compared with IBM BPM, Pega BPM, ARIS BPA, K2 and Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Forms. See our Apache Airflow vs. Oracle BPM report.
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