Apache Airflow vs. Lightning Tools Actions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Airflow
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
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
Lightning Tools Actions
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Lightning Tools Actions is a complement to Lightning Forms, but can also be used independently of Lightning Forms. Rather than opening individual items to update fields such as Approval Status, Resetting field values such as holiday entitlement, or sending emails to notify creators of items that a request has been approved, Lightning Tools Actions provides the ability to create new command bar buttons with actions that can be performed against multiple selected items.
$1,000
per year per installation
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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List Actions
From $1000
per year per installation
List Actions Enterprise Edition
POA
per year per installation
List Actions Plus (with Document Generator)
From $1500
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache AirflowLightning Tools Actions
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Enterprise editions can be amended to suit business needs if deemed necessary, additional costs incurred and TBD. All packages include free technical support. Free upgrades available to latest versions of tool as they are released. (online version)Prices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Not available for SharePoint OnPremises (2007 - 2019)
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Community Pulse
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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
Lightning Tools Actions
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Multi-platform scheduling8.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring8.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging8.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications7.99 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Analysis and visualization7.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration8.49 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
Apache Airflow
Apache Airflow
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.3 out of 10
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache AirflowLightning Tools Actions
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(9 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache AirflowLightning Tools Actions
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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Lightning Tools
We use SharePoint to manage over 100 legal litigation cases. We also use SharePoint for all of our internal billing and time keeping. There is great need for different SharePoint sites to be able to have access to other lists and data sources. List Actions provides an easy-to-use interface that we use to implement file copies between sites, workflow tracking of medical records through our medical collections department, send out medical record requests using the enhanced SendMail options. We have automated many tasks that used to take up considerable time and were error-prone. Having the logic of a workflow with all the steps carried out with a click of a button is great. Plus it is very fast.
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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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Lightning Tools
  • Allow for workflow actions to be executed at the view level.
  • Has a full range of available tools. It's not just email for an approval.
  • Super easy to use and configure.
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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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Lightning Tools
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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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Lightning Tools
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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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Lightning Tools
  • I have looked at every competitor out there and this tool plus the Forms designer is very affordable. It has become an integral part of our business.
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ScreenShots

Lightning Tools Actions Screenshots

Screenshot of SHAREPOINT LIST ACTION BUTTONS
Action buttons can be added to SharePoint lists, like this Expense Approval button. The button performs multiple actions on the SharePoint list items such as modifying the Approved field to Yes, Sending an email notification to the Expense Claimant, and Reloading the page. The Line Manager can select multiple items and approve them all in one click, rather than visit each item individually.Screenshot of ADDING SHAREPOINT LIST ACTION BUTTONS
SharePoint List Action buttons can be created quickly, with no coding experience required, and List Owners or Designers can create the buttons and actions within the context of the list itself.  Action buttons can also be configured to display only to the user with the rights to perform the action.Screenshot of BUILDING A SERIES OF LIST ACTIONS
Actions that can be configured include Updating field values with simple or complex expressions, sending emails, adding list items, creating list items or folders, running custom script, and calling other workflows.