You don’t need an orchestrator

20 Apr

5:30pm UTC


You don’t need an orchestrator

By: Benoit Pimpaud

It’s a great time to orchestrate data pipelines. The technological landscape around data orchestrator tools is full of great software, mostly open-source. We are slowly moving from classic scheduling (aka cron) to real orchestration. Basic scheduling involves crontab and other similar programs. Scheduling is about listing when events occur. Orchestration goes a step further by creating triggers between tasks. It’s much more organic. A DAG is a graph structure with only direct links between nodes, without any cycles.