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Alternatives To Airflow Exist! :)

List Usage Options instead of Airflow!

Josue Luzardo Gebrim
4 min readAug 20, 2022


I’ve been using Apache Airflow for some time and found some workarounds for it; this post is a list of these possibilities:


n8n (pronounced n-eight-n) helps you to connect any app with an API with any other, and manipulate its data with little or no code.

Customizable: highly flexible workflows and the option to build custom nodes.

Convenient: use the Desktop app or npm to try out n8n, or the Cloud hosting option if you want us to handle the infrastructure.

Privacy-focused: self-host n8n for privacy and security.

This web solution for creating and scheduling workflows can be an alternative; it makes HTTP requests to other solutions.


Astro is a managed software service that offers a next-generation experience for modern data teams running Apache Airflow, the open source industry standard for data orchestration.

Astro boasts a hybrid deployment model founded on a control plane hosted by Astronomer and a data plane that is hosted in your cloud environment. Both are fully managed by Astronomer. This model offers the self-service convenience of a fully managed service while respecting the need to keep data private, secure, and within corporate boundaries. This solution optimizes security and reduces operational overhead.

Beyond architecture, Astro offers a suite of first-class features that make it easy to author, run, and monitor data pipelines.

From this list, Astronomer is the complete solution with the friendliest interface, having the possibility to create and use different environments for different teams in a totally segregated way, and has integrations with the most diverse solutions using Airflow operators to connect with Databricks, Snowflake, Postgres, and many others, in addition to being able to be deployed in clouds such as AWS…



Josue Luzardo Gebrim

As a platform engineer, ecosystems, and data solutions, I'm sharing my opinion and what little I know from time to time here.