Apache Airflow is a community created workflow management platform. The software is both free and open-source, and can be used to reduce complexity in organizations workflow. Apache Airflow is modular by nature, and has an architecture that makes it easy to customize to organizations specific needs. The software was was first developed at Airbnb to where it was used to programmatically author and schedule their workflows, allowing the organization to monitor them via the built-in Airflow dashboard.
Apache Airflow Features
Scalable & Modular Architecture
Airflow has a modular architecture and uses a message queue to orchestrate an arbitrary number of workers. Airflow is ready to scale to infinity.
Airflow pipelines are defined in Python, allowing for dynamic pipeline generation. This allows for writing code that instantiates pipelines dynamically.
Easily define your own operators and extend libraries to fit the level of abstraction that suits your environment.
Airflow pipelines are lean and explicit. Parametrization is built into its core using the powerful Jinja templating engine.
Written in Pure Python
No more command-line or XML black-magic! Use standard Python features to create your workflows, including date time formats for scheduling and loops to dynamically generate tasks. This allows you to maintain full flexibility when building your workflows.
Monitor, schedule and manage your workflows via a robust and modern web application. No need to learn old, cron-like interfaces. You always have full insight into the status and logs of completed and ongoing tasks.
Robust Plug-and-play Integrations
Airflow provides many plug-and-play operators that are ready to execute your tasks on Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and many other third-party services. This makes Airflow easy to apply to current infrastructure and extend to next-gen technologies.
Easy to Use
Anyone with Python knowledge can deploy a workflow. Apache Airflow does not limit the scope of your pipelines; you can use it to build ML models, transfer data, manage your infrastructure, and more.
Open Source Developed
Wherever you want to share your improvement you can do this by opening a PR. It’s simple as that, no barriers, no prolonged procedures. Airflow has many active users who willingly share their experiences. Have any questions? Check out our buzzing slack.
Apache Airflow Information
Apache Airflow Pricing
Apache Airflow is a free and open-source software released under the Apache 2.0 License.