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Discussion on: Schedule jobs with systemd timers, a cron alternative

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Mateusz Jarzyna

there is also cool alternatice called Apache Airflow

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Jonathan Bowman Author

Oh my, yes. Apache Airflow and similar tools (maybe Prefect or Apache Nifi) are amazing. I think they solve problems that should never be attempted to be solved with cron jobs or systemd timers: complex task dependencies and interrelationships and information pipelines. In other words, dataflow automation.

I am really glad you note it here, as someone looking for task automation very well might need this sort of tool instead. I didn't even think of that when writing the article; thank you!