Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Jeremiah Lowin (@jlowin) discuss Prefect, a workflow management system and data orchestration tool under development as an open-source project. Jeremiah initially created Prefect to solve a technical challenge specific to his own work, but soon realized that it was appealing to a very wide range of different clients. Listen to today’s episode to learn why Jeremiah believes most attempts to build a unified framework for solving data orchestration fail.
In this episode we discuss:
- Solving the “negative engineering problem”
- Learning from the complaints of data engineers at Apache Airflow
- The difficulty of having a product that serves two masters
- How COVID changed the direction of Prefect