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Apache Airflow pros and cons

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AS
Feb 20, 2023
Development on Apache Airflow is really fast, and it's easy to use with the newer updates. Everything is in Python, so it's not hard to understand. They also have a graphical view, so if you are not a programmer and you are just an administrator, you can easily track everything and see if everything is working or not.
SG
Apr 13, 2020
The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow.
JP
Dec 22, 2020
The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions.
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SUDHIR KUMAR RATHLAVATH - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 26, 2023
Every feature in Apache Airflow is valuable. The number of operators and features I've used are mainly related to connectivity services and integrated services because I primarily work with GCP.
Damian Bukowski - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 28, 2023
Apache Airflow is in Python language, making it easy to use and learn.
MW
Feb 11, 2021
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.
Miodrag Milojevic - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 29, 2024
Its user-friendly interface makes it straightforward to operate, offering a plethora of features for data preparation, buffering, and format conversion.
AN
Sep 4, 2019
This is a simple tool to automate using Python.
ManojKumar43 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 22, 2024
Apache Airflow is easy to use and can monitor task execution easily. For instance, when performing setup tasks, you can conveniently view the logs without delving into the job details.
Nomena NY HOAVY - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 20, 2022
The solution is flexible for all programming languages for all frameworks.
 

Apache Airflow Cons review quotes

AS
Feb 20, 2023
Programmatically, it's very good, and it doesn't have any competitors, but you cannot develop anything in Airflow UI. You need to develop everything within the program. In the market, other tools have come up recently as competitors to Airflow, and they also give graphical programming options, whereas Airflow doesn't provide that feature currently. All the DAGs you want to build need to be coded in Python.
SG
Apr 13, 2020
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.
JP
Dec 22, 2020
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.
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SUDHIR KUMAR RATHLAVATH - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 26, 2023
For admins, there should be improved logging capabilities because Apache Airflow does have logging, but it's limited to some database data.
Damian Bukowski - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 28, 2023
I want to see Apache Airflow have more integrations with more production-based databases since it is an area where the product lacks currently.
MW
Feb 11, 2021
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.
Miodrag Milojevic - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 29, 2024
It would be beneficial to improve the pricing structure.
AN
Sep 4, 2019
We need to develop our workflow description and notations because out of the box, Apache Airflow does not provide some features that are needed.
ManojKumar43 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 22, 2024
Airflow should support the dynamic drag creation.
Nomena NY HOAVY - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 20, 2022
Apache Airflow could be improved by integrating some versioning principles.