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Introduction to Airflow in Python

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Learn how to implement and schedule data engineering workflows.

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Delivering data on a schedule can be a manual process. You write scripts, add complex cron tasks, and try various ways to meet an ever-changing set of requirements—and it’s even trickier to manage everything when working with teammates. Airflow can remove this headache by adding scheduling, error handling, and reporting to your workflows. In this course, you’ll master the basics of Airflow and learn how to implement complex data engineering pipelines in production. You'll also learn how to use Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), automate data engineering workflows, and implement data engineering tasks in an easy and repeatable fashion—helping you to maintain your sanity.
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    Intro to Airflow

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    In this chapter, you’ll gain a complete introduction to the components of Apache Airflow and learn how and why you should use them.

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    Introduction to Airflow
    50 xp
    Running a task in Airflow
    50 xp
    Examining Airflow commands
    50 xp
    Airflow DAGs
    50 xp
    Defining a simple DAG
    100 xp
    Working with DAGs and the Airflow shell
    50 xp
    Troubleshooting DAG creation
    100 xp
    Airflow web interface
    50 xp
    Starting the Airflow webserver
    50 xp
    Navigating the Airflow UI
    50 xp
    Examining DAGs with the Airflow UI
    50 xp

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Hadrien Lacroix
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Lis Sulmont

Prerequisites

Intermediate PythonIntroduction to Shell
Mike Metzger HeadshotMike Metzger

Data Engineer Consultant @ Flexible Creations

Mike is a consultant focusing on data engineering and analysis using SQL, Python, and Apache Spark among other technologies. He has a 20+ year history of working with various technologies in the data, networking, and security space.
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  • Kresimir P.
    15 days

    Very good course with practical coding tasks.

  • Samuli K.
    20 days

    Excellent introduction

  • CHINEDU A.
    5 months

    Properly structured. Would have loved to have XComs and Connections as part of course as well as SQL Operators

  • Jegan D.
    5 months

    Great introduction to Airflow providing challenging exercises to practice what has been learned

  • Nikolaos P.
    5 months

    It is a very well organized course to introduce you to Airflow, and demonatrate a variety of functionalities and features

"Very good course with practical coding tasks."

Kresimir P.

"Excellent introduction"

Samuli K.

"Properly structured. Would have loved to have XComs and Connections as part of course as well as SQL Operators"

CHINEDU A.

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