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"I found the following features very useful: DAG - Workload management and orchestration of tasks using.""We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution.""The initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete.""The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions.""I like the UI rework, it's much easier.""The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow.""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."

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"While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.""This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer."

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"I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases.""Technical support is an area that needs improvement.""UI can be improved with additional user-friendly features for non-programmers and for fewer coding practitioner requirements.""The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved.""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 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."

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"There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on.""As the product is very new, some minor features are still missing, but everything is there to handle day-to-day process modeling."

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  • "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."
  • "We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow."
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  • "Pricing will differ between enterprises based on needs such as customization, but the company uses a standardized algorithm for determining this."
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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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    BIC Cloud BPM, BIC Platform
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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.

    BIC Platform delivers all-encompassing business process management. The software covers the complete lifecycle of BPM and supports strategy, design, implementation, execution and controlling of business processes.

    BIC Platform has a modular setup which allows individual adjustments. Typical deployment scenarios of BIC Platform are SAP introduction, governance, risk or compliance management, quality management or the structure of process management systems. 

    Thanks to its intuitive design, users quickly start with process modeling and manage the full process cycle up to the optimization. Comprehensive features of the software are document management, governance, review and release workflows.

    Available BIC Platform modules are Design, Governance, Portal, Monitor, Workflow and GRC. The software can be operated either as a Public Cloud, Private Cloud or On Premises. Offline modelling is possible with the web-based option.

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    Agari, WePay, Astronomer
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    Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 7 reviews while BIC Platform is ranked 15th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.8, while BIC Platform is rated 8.6. 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 BIC Platform writes "Software client for modelling and web portal are both directly accessible through one interface". Apache Airflow is most compared with Camunda Platform, Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow and Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration, whereas BIC Platform is most compared with ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Visio. See our Apache Airflow vs. BIC Platform report.

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