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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."

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"It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine).""We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.""A product with good API and EDI components.""All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.""The solution has a very comprehensive and versatile set of connectors. I've been able to utilize it for multiple, different mechanisms. We do a lot of SaaS and we do have IoT devices and the solution is comprehensive in those areas."

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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."

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"t doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData.""We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.""The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.""The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.""Technical support is an area where they can improve.""I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.""The logging capability has room for improvement. That way, we could keep a history of all the transactions. It would be helpful to be able to get to that without having to build a standalone solution to do so."

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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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"Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.""It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.""The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.""The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.""This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.""It's a good deal for the money that we pay."

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Top Answer: The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We are a technology, media, and entertainment-technology company. We are using Apache Airflow for architecting our media workflows. We are using it for two major workflows. We have had it set up for… 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.

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

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Agari, WePay, AstronomerFujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company16%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Energy/Utilities Company20%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Large Enterprise84%
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Apache Airflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 3rd in ESB with 8 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.0, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.2. 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 webMethods Integration Server writes "Enables a host of payment options for our customers and has automated a lot of our manual processes". Apache Airflow is most compared with Camunda BPM, Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow and Newgen OmniFlow, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, SAP Process Orchestration and IBM WebSphere Message Broker.

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