AWS unveils general availability of Amazon Managed Workflows


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA).

Apache Airflow is an open-source tool that helps customers author, schedule, and monitor workflows.

With Amazon MWAA, the company said that its customers can use the same familiar Airflow platform as they do to manage their workflows.

Amazon MWAA scales workflow execution capacity based on customer needs, and integrates with AWS security services to provide secure access to customers’ data.

There are no up-front investments required to use Amazon MWAA and customers only pay for what they use, according to the company.

“Customers have told us they really like Apache Airflow because it speeds the development of their data processing and machine learning workflows, but they want it without the burden of scaling, operating, and securing servers,” said Jesse Dougherty, Vice President, Application Integration, AWS.

“With Amazon MWAA, customers can use the same Apache Airflow platform as they do today with the scalability, availability, and security of AWS.”

The company also said Amazon MWAA makes it easy for its customers to build and execute Apache Airflow workflows in AWS. Amazon MWAA manages the provisioning and ongoing maintenance of Apache Airflow.

“Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow solves one of the biggest operational overheads with orchestration,” said Jeremy Zogg, Senior Director of Engineering at GoDaddy.

“We have spent a lot of hours setting up, configuring, scaling, and monitoring our on-premises Apache Airflow instances.

“This was our top challenge for our workflow deployments and we’re excited to migrate and concentrate on what we do best: harnessing the power of data to drive great outcomes for our customers and business.”

 Amazon MWAA is available in US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Stockholm), with the company announcing more regions to come.