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A curated list of awesome open source workflow engines

Full fledged product

  • Airflow Stars - Python-based platform for running directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks
  • Argo Stars - Open source container-native workflow engine for getting work done on Kubernetes
  • Azkaban Stars - Batch workflow job scheduler created at LinkedIn to run Hadoop jobs.
  • Brigade Stars - Brigade is a tool for running scriptable, automated tasks in the cloud — as part of your Kubernetes cluster.
  • Cadence Stars - An orchestration engine to execute asynchronous long-running business logic developed by Uber Engineering.
  • CloudSlang Stars - Workflow engine to automate your DevOps use cases.
  • Conductor Stars - Netflix's Conductor is an orchestration engine that runs in the cloud.
  • Cromwell Stars - Workflow engine written in Scala and designed for simplicity and scalability. Executes workflows written in WDL or CWL.
  • DigDag Stars - Digdag is a simple tool that helps you to build, run, schedule, and monitor complex pipelines of tasks.
  • Fission Workflows Stars - A high-perfomant workflow engine for serverless functions on Kubernetes.
  • Flor Stars - A workflow engine written in Ruby.
  • Imixs-Workflow Stars - A powerful human-centric Workflow Engine based on the BPMN 2.0 standard.
  • Kiba Stars - Data processing & ETL framework for Ruby
  • Mistral Stars - Workflow service, in OpenStack foundation.
  • Oozie Stars - Workflow Scheduler for Hadoop.
  • Pegasus Stars - Automate, recover, and debug scientific computations.
  • Piper Stars - A distributed Java workflow engine designed to be dead simple.
  • Pinball Stars - scalable workflow manager by Pinterest
  • RunDeck Stars - Job Scheduler and Runbook Automation.
  • Titanoboa Stars - Titanoboa is a platform for creating complex workflows on JVM.
  • Wexflow Stars - A high-performance, extensible, modular and cross-platform workflow engine.
  • Workflow Engine - A lightweight .NET and Java workflow engine.
  • Workflow Core Stars - Workflow Core is a light weight workflow engine targeting .NET Standard.
  • Copper Stars - A high performance Java workflow engine.
  • Zeebe Stars - A workflow engine for microservices orchestration that's capable of executing BPMN models, developed by the team at Camunda

BPM Suite

  • jBPM Stars - The core of jBPM is a light-weight, extensible workflow engine written in pure Java that allows you to execute business processes using the latest BPMN 2.0 specification.
  • Activiti Stars - Activiti is a leading lightweight, java-centric open-source BPMN engine supporting real-world process automation needs.
  • Activiti Cloud - is now the new generation of business automation platform offering a set of cloud native building blocks designed to run on distributed infrastructures.
  • Flowable Stars - The Flowable project provides a core set of open source business process engines that are compact and highly efficient. They provide a workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) platform for developers, system admins and business users.


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  • Zenaton - Workflow engine for data processes and background jobs.

Library (embedded usage)

  • Luigi Stars - Python module that helps you build complex pipelines of batch jobs.
  • Camunda Stars - Both a java library and optionally a full fledged product on top of it.
  • Captain Stars - Distributed, light-weight java workflow engine for a microservice architecture.
  • Viewflow Stars - Reusable workflow library that helps organize people collaboration business logic in django applications.
  • Workflow Core Stars - Lightweight workflow engine for .NET Standard
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