Here’s the difference between Prefect and Airflow. The comparison is based on pricing, deployment, business model, and other important factors.
Prefect offers an open-source data flow automation platform. The product offerings include Prefect Core, to run data applications, built on Python and composed of a task library that enables looping, adding parameters, mapping dynamic tasks, and more. Another offering is Prefect Cloud, a command center for user workflows enabled by Cloud UI, state locking, hybrid execution, GraphQL for ETL, and more. The clients of the company include CISCO, SymphonyRM, trademe, etc.
Apache Airflow is a workflow automation and scheduling system that can be used to author and manage data pipelines. Airflow uses workflows made of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks.
|Categories||Workflow Orchestration||Workflow Orchestration|
|Stage||Early Stage||Early Stage|
|Target Segment||Enterprise, Mid size||Enterprise, Mid size|
|Business Model||Open Source||Open Source|
|Pricing||Freemium, Contact Sales||Not Available|
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