Apache Airflow vs. Oracle BPM Suite

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
Oracle BPM Suite
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
The Oracle Business Process Management Suite is an integrated environment for developing, administering, and using business applications centered around business processes.N/A
Pricing
Apache AirflowOracle BPM Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache AirflowOracle BPM Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Apache AirflowOracle BPM Suite
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
8.2
9 Ratings
0% above category average
Oracle BPM Suite
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling8.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring8.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging8.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications7.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization7.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration8.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
-
Ratings
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
5 Ratings
30% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
-
Ratings
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
6 Ratings
12% below category average
Process designer00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
-
Ratings
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
4 Ratings
31% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Apache Airflow
-
Ratings
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Content management00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache AirflowOracle BPM Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(9 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache AirflowOracle BPM Suite
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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Oracle
Oracle BPM is well suited to organizations and environments that have a good understanding of their business processes and organizational structures. Trying to introduce a tool such as Oracle BPM into the organization without a good grasp on how the business operates is a recipe for disaster as the implementation will uncover all of the dirty secrets of an organizations business processes and bring them to light. BPM is not to be utilized for smaller service orchestrations or technical service implementations, these should be handled by the Oracle SOA Suite using the BPEL process manager, leaving BPM to handle the organizational business processes, referring to and including lower level services and BPEL processes as needed.
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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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Oracle
  • Oracle BPM [Suite] can support unlimited number of cases. No limitations in cases raised.
  • Oracle Weblogic can handle multiple traffic. [It] can handle lots of heavy load[s].
  • Oracle BPM has extensive integration with database[s]. Huge number[s] of customization can be created.
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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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Oracle
  • Oracle BPM is left behind by other tools more modern in terms of user experience, usability and ability to integrate with everything else.
  • To really harvest the potential of Oracle BPM you need to do it in JDeveloper and with ADF. This restricts its usage to very technical people.
  • The administration of the Oracle BPM tools has really put a burden on our team. It is running on Weblogic and we experience issues very often either with performance or with a bad configuration of the system.
  • As with all Oracle products, the price can be an issue for smaller shops.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
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Oracle
In many scenarios it should have provided more features. It took a lot of effort while debugging, making it difficult to maintain.
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Usability
Apache
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Oracle
Not easy to debug errors.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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Oracle
Overall satisfactory
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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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Oracle
We evaluated Bonita and found that it might fit a smaller-sized company better; we found that Oracle BPM Suite scaled much more evenly. We almost went with one of the competitors, but in the end chose Oracle BPM Suite after we factored in the cost of VMware licensing. There are literally tons of analytics on the back end which are great for upper management, but not so much for average users, but this fits our business model quite well.
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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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Oracle
  • You'll most certainly need a deep dive and extensive training before your users can even think of using the product and they are very expensive.
  • Lack of documentation makes it very difficult to manage the application if any error is encountered which will result in you ending up hiring a dedicated person to look into the application once it's deployed.
  • For a very large org., if properly implemented and used, it can help identify the cost-intensive and inefficient processes.
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