Apache Airflow vs. Broadcom Automic Automation

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Airflow
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Apache Airflow is an open source tool that can be used to programmatically author, schedule and monitor data pipelines using Python and SQL. Created at Airbnb as an open-source project in 2014, Airflow was brought into the Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator Program 2016 and announced as Top-Level Apache Project in 2019. It is used as a data orchestration solution, with over 140 integrations and community support.N/A
Broadcom Automic Automation
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly the CA Automic Business Automation Platform)is a workload automation and release / deployment management offering supported by Broadcom, which provides an open, scalable and unified approach to driving automation across, enableing the user to reduce time-to-value and increase business agility by using automation as the backbone of digital transformation.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
8.2
9 Ratings
0% above category average
Broadcom Automic Automation
8.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-platform scheduling8.89 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Central monitoring8.49 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Logging8.19 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Alerts and notifications7.99 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Analysis and visualization7.99 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Application integration8.49 Ratings8.24 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache AirflowBroadcom Automic Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(9 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache AirflowBroadcom Automic Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
For a quick job scanning of status and deep-diving into job issues, details, and flows, AirFlow does a good job. No fuss, no muss. The low learning curve as the UI is very straightforward, and navigating it will be familiar after spending some time using it. Our requirements are pretty simple. Job scheduler, workflows, and monitoring. The jobs we run are >100, but still is a lot to review and troubleshoot when jobs don't run. So when managing large jobs, AirFlow dated UI can be a bit of a drawback.
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Broadcom
This product has huge capacity to run millions of jobs per month, can serve to enterprise level of business. If client is looking for platform base solution which can be deployed on-prem or cloud base technologies then this solution works well. It has very good licensing mechanism which is based on number of agents, and there is no limitation of number of jobs run. So client has not to worry on limitation of jobs and can scale of the automation in the environment. This reduced the total cost of ownership of product. Self service automation feature can reduce the client automation cost significantly. it has good batch job coverages from Mainframe to Microservices.
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Pros
Apache
  • In charge of the ETL processes.
  • As there is no incoming or outgoing data, we may handle the scheduling of tasks as code and avoid the requirement for monitoring.
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Broadcom
  • Wide range of internal functions
  • Many interfaces (incoming and outgoing)
  • Modern, web-based user interface
  • Strong roadmap with topics such as containerisation and AI
  • High throughput possible (> 1 million executions per day)
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Cons
Apache
  • they should bring in some time based scheduling too not only event based
  • they do not store the metadata due to which we are not able to analyze the workflows
  • they only support python as of now for scripted pipeline writing
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Broadcom
  • Could improve the framework.
  • Could improve the underlying coding standards.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
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Broadcom
Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
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Support Rating
Apache
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Broadcom
I have not used Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) support.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
There are a number of reasons to choose Apache Airflow over other similar platforms- Integrations—ready-to-use operators allow you to integrate Airflow with cloud platforms (Google, AWS, Azure, etc) Apache Airflow helps with backups and other DevOps tasks, such as submitting a Spark job and storing the resulting data on a Hadoop cluster It has machine learning model training, such as triggering a Sage maker job.
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Broadcom
1. Cost was the major factor without compromising the automation service which this product delivered. Other products are expensive and deliver the same outcome. 2. Limitation of job run, Broadcom Automic Automation allows to run unlimited jobs and helps to increase automation capability. 3. Number of automation packs available with no extra license cost. 4. Depth of coverage of technologies for batch job automation. 5. Required less number of hardware to achieve high availability.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • A lot of helpful features out-of-the-box, such as the DAG visualizations and task trees
  • Allowed us to implement complex data pipelines easily and at a relatively low cost
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Broadcom
  • Improved SAP automation thereby giving good returns.
  • Provides mail integration which further widens automation scope and profits.
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