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Astro features

Astro is a managed software service that offers a next-generation experience for modern data teams running Apache Airflow, the open source industry standard for data orchestration.

Astro boasts a hybrid deployment model founded on a control plane hosted by Astronomer and a data plane that is hosted in your cloud environment. Both are fully managed by Astronomer. This model offers the self-service convenience of a fully managed service while respecting the need to keep data private, secure, and within corporate boundaries. This solution optimizes security and reduces operational overhead.

Beyond architecture, Astro offers a suite of first-class features that make it easy to author, run, and monitor data pipelines.

Feature list

  • Worker auto-scaling, powered by the Airflow Celery executor and KEDA. See Worker queues.
  • The ability to run multiple clusters in your organization's network on AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Astro Runtime, a collection of Docker images that provides a differentiated data orchestration experience. See Runtime image architecture.
  • Timely support for the latest major, minor, and patch versions of the Apache Airflow open source project.
  • Support for role-based access control (RBAC) and single sign-on (SSO) for secure user management and authentication. See Configure an identity provider (IdP) and User permissions.
  • An observability experience that gives you data lineage across your ecosystem as well as real-time insight into the health and resource consumption of your data pipelines on Astro. See Data lineage and Deployment metrics.