• Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 48 days
What you will learn
  • Numerical Programming and Data Mining
  • Bas P. Harenslak
  • 2 years, 10 months ago
Packages you will be introduced to
  • jinja
  • kubernetes
Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow teaches you how to build and maintain effective data pipelines.

A successful pipeline moves data efficiently, minimizing pauses and blockages between tasks, keeping every process along the way operational. Apache Airflow provides a single customizable environment for building and managing data pipelines, eliminating the need for a hodgepodge collection of tools, snowflake code, and homegrown processes. Using real-world scenarios and examples,
Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow teaches you how to simplify and automate data pipelines, reduce operational overhead, and smoothly integrate all the technologies in your stack.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Data pipelines manage the flow of data from initial collection through consolidation, cleaning, analysis, visualization, and more. Apache Airflow provides a single platform you can use to design, implement, monitor, and maintain your pipelines. Its easy-to-use UI, plug-and-play options, and flexible Python scripting make Airflow perfect for any data management task.

About the book
Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow teaches you how to build and maintain effective data pipelines. You’ll explore the most common usage patterns, including aggregating multiple data sources, connecting to and from data lakes, and cloud deployment. Part reference and part tutorial, this practical guide covers every aspect of the directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) that power Airflow, and how to customize them for your pipeline’s needs.

What's inside
    Build, test, and deploy Airflow pipelines as DAGs
    Automate moving and transforming data
    Analyze historical datasets using backfilling
    Develop custom components
    Set up Airflow in production environments

About the reader
For DevOps, data engineers, machine learning engineers, and sysadmins with intermediate Python skills.

About the author
Bas Harenslak and Julian de Ruiter are data engineers with extensive experience using Airflow to develop pipelines for major companies. Bas is also an Airflow committer.

Table of Contents


1 Meet Apache Airflow
2 Anatomy of an Airflow DAG
3 Scheduling in Airflow
4 Templating tasks using the Airflow context
5 Defining dependencies between tasks


6 Triggering workflows
7 Communicating with external systems
8 Building custom components
9 Testing
10 Running tasks in containers


11 Best practices
12 Operating Airflow in production
13 Securing Airflow
14 Project: Finding the fastest way to get around NYC


15 Airflow in the clouds
16 Airflow on AWS
17 Airflow on Azure
18 Airflow in GCP
The author Bas P. Harenslak has the following credentials.

  • Works/Worked at
  • Works/Worked at Unilever Food Solutions
  • Works/Worked at Capgemini
  • Works/Worked at BNP Paribas