(09:00-10:00 UTC)

Apache Airflow is a popular workflow platform, but it often faces critiques that may not paint the whole picture. In this talk, we will unpack the critiques of Apache Airflow and provide a balanced analysis. We will highlight the areas where these critiques correctly point out Airflow’s weaknesses, debunk common myths, and showcase where competitors like Dagster and Prefect are excelling.

By understanding the pros and cons of Apache Airflow, attendees will be better equipped to make informed decisions about whether Airflow is the right choice for their use cases. This talk will provide a comprehensive and objective assessment of Apache Airflow and its place in the workflow management ecosystem.


  1. What Critics Get Right About Airflow’s Weaknesses

  2. Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About Airflow

  3. Competitor Analysis

  4. Real-World Use Cases: When Airflow Shines

  5. Making Informed Decisions: Choosing the Right Workflow Platform