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  • "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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    Camunda Platform allows for visual demonstration and presentation of business process flows. The flexible Java-based option was a big win for us and allows for the integration of microservices very… more »
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    Apache Airflow is a great orchestration and automation tool. Its connectivity with other systems is a great plus point. The interactive UI, the options for scheduling and the very fact that its… more »
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    We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow.
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    AWS Step Functions, Step Functions
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    Overview

    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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    Alpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, Bigfinite
    Agari, WePay, Astronomer
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    Amazon Step Functions is ranked 35th in Business Process Management (BPM) while Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 7 reviews. Amazon Step Functions is rated 0.0, while Apache Airflow is rated 7.8. 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 Camunda Platform, Pega BPM, IBM BPM, Newgen OmniFlow and Oracle BPM, whereas Apache Airflow is most compared with Camunda Platform, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration and Informatica Business Process Manager.

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