Automate Marketing Initiatives with Salesforce Marketing Cloud Learn More

An Ultimate Guide to Apache Airflow Monitoring Services and Solutions

Like any other product application work, airflow monitoring has become a very important area to generate a large amount of data. Recently, Apache airflow monitoring has gained a lot of recognition in the businesses that deal with the collection and analysis of a large amount of data thus making airflow one of the most heavily used tools for monitoring data.

These services however are not merely limited to the difficult process of generating vast amounts of data but aim to monitor and manage these workflows programmatically. Thereafter, all these important data are used to return value to the clients with accuracy.

The scheduler uses an array of pipelines for coordination and management of data collected from multiple sources and then processes this data to develop an ideal solution to the problem. Another term, DAG present in Apache services allows users to modify workflows written in python code. Let’s delve deeper and understand what Apache Airflow is and its services.

What Do You Understand by the Term DAGs?

The Directed Acrylic Graphs or DAGs are the workflows present in the Apache airflow monitoring services that allow airflow users to programmatically modify and build their workflows with the help of tasks that are written in python code. These DAGs are composed of nodes while representing the tasks that need to be run. The executor selects the frequency for running the dag and sets up a trigger for every completed or failed task.

What Are The Problems that Apache Airflow Monitoring Services Solve?

When it comes to data collection and analysis, the problems that are faced by data engineers are extremely burdensome. These arduous problems are solved by the means of Apache Airflow monitoring services.

One of the oldest methods of scheduling tasks and managing these tasks has been the crons. However, these tasks are difficult and tedious to manage, and crons alone are not enough to help the executor carry out the task with ease. Apache services spring into action here and relieve the stress of the data managers by executing these tasks with the help of airflow UI. A great advantage of using these monitoring services is that it is easy to understand and manage the grueling tasks smoothly.

When an organization works with a massive amount of data, it becomes very difficult for them to keep a track of the tasks that have been executed. Even using external support for logging in and managing the tasks, adds to the load of the executor of the task. However, with airflow, tracking and monitoring of the executed tasks become easier, and the audit trail of the tasks which have been executed is recorded and maintained very easily.

What are the Various Apache Airflow Monitoring Services?

The services provided by any notable organisation aim to bring improvement in the pipeline performance with our effective designs. Basic services that cover various crucial factors for the monitoring are:

Management: The Apache management monitoring services provide high management and monitor the DAG nodes, servers, and schedule logs making sure that all the airflow pipelines are working effectively.
Tracking: Airflow enables the users to keep a track of their data. All the essentials about the data, including its origins, how it is being processed, and so on is tracked continuously.
Monitoring: All the data can be monitored easily via the various monitoring techniques provided by airflow. The tasks can easily be monitored and tracked via the Airflow UI. The logs can also be viewed through the Airflow UI. In case of failure of any task, an email is sent.
Sensors: the provision of sensors in airflow is what allows the users to trigger a task depending upon a pre-condition which the user is required to specify.
Security: The airflow services work on providing users with a high-security platform with no requirement for any additional security programs.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How does it work?
These services work by scheduling tasks via the data pipelines or workflows that use the DAGs for managing this complex data and coordinating and processing it for yielding outcomes.

What is it used for?
The basic task of Apache airflow is to schedule and monitor workflows by collecting and systematically coordinating data.

What is DAG?
DAG or Directed Acyclic Graph is a workflow or the collection of tasks that are being organized and monitored programmatically to run a task.

Does airflow use cron?
Airflow does use cron as it uses the schedule interval syntax from cron, which is the smallest data used in airflow.

Apache airflow is one of the best and robust platforms used by Data engineers for pipelines. Also, it automates your queries, python, or notebook. It is highly extensible and allows fit custom cases. Most importantly, the Apache server is free and allows users or businesses to deploy their websites on the internet. Furthermore, it has updated security patches and thus helps any business grow.

Mitisha Agrawal


Share On


Mitisha Agrawal

Mitisha Agrawal

Top Stories

Zabbix Vs Nagios
Zabbix vs Nagios Core – All Key Features & Functionalities Compared
Choosing an efficient IT infrastructure monitoring system for your business can be overwhelming, as you need to take many features, factors, and functionalities into consideration. Technical and business requirements need to be assessed, in addition to examining any anomalies in the deployment or support processes. The level of competence of
Implementing a Raspberry Pi and Arduino UNO Based Current/Voltage Measurement System
In this article, we show you how to measure the AC Current and AC Voltage using the ACS712 current sensor and ZMPT101B voltage sensor. In addition to the Wattmeter, this circuit also acts as a Voltmeter and Ammeter which are used to measure voltage and current, respectively. If the connection
Zabbix 6.2
Zabbix 6.2 - More Powerful, Featureful, & Secure
The focus of infrastructure monitoring software company Zabbix has always been on innovation. Over the past 6 versions, the software company has made some necessary big and minor changes in its front end and back end to enhance usability and overall user experience.   Just like the previous versions, Zabbix
Zabbix 6.0 LTS
Zabbix 6.0 LTS – All the Latest Features & Functionalities 
Zabbix is a robust network, virtual machine, cloud service, and server monitoring software built on an open-source environment. The monitoring tool which already has numerous benefits has launched a number of new features and functionalities with its latest version Zabbix 6.0 LTS. The latest version of the network monitoring tool
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Automate Marketing Initiatives with Salesforce Marketing Cloud 
In today’s era of digitalization, it is imperative to leverage the power of automation in marketing to boost revenue and enhance overall customer satisfaction. In a survey published by Statista, digital marketing automation was found to be the second most effective digital marketing technique (after content marketing) [1]. In fact,
Things You Should Know About Odoo
Things you Need to Know About Odoo ERP System 
Are you considering Odoo as your next ERP system? If yes, this might have raised a few common questions in your mind. Why go for the Odoo ERP system? What benefits does Odoo ERP Offer? Is there a better ERP other than Odoo? Is Odoo customizable? To answer all these


        Keep an eye on your inbox for the PDF, it's on its way!

        If you don't see it in your inbox, don't forget to give your junk folder a quick peek. Just in case. 

            You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

            There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

            Zehntech will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.