Announcing the public preview of Apache Airflow on Astro - An Azure Native ISV Service
Published Nov 15 2023 08:00 AM 1,150 Views

We are excited to announce the public preview of Apache Airflow™ on Astro - An Azure Native. This Azure service is born by a native integration with Astronomer to support Astro, a managed service for data orchestration that allows you to seamlessly manage and run your Airflow environments, powered by Apache Airflow™.


Azure Native ISV Services enable you to easily provision, manage, and tightly integrate independent software vendor (ISV) software and services on Azure. By leveraging the power of Azure, Apache Airflow™ on Astro – An Azure Native ISV Service offers you a range of benefits, including scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. It also provides secure connectivity using enhanced Single-sign on support directly via Azure portal. You can easily discover and sign up for this with a free 300$ Astro credit via the Azure Marketplace.


"Our partnership with Astronomer in offering Astro as an Azure Native service will enable customers to seamlessly launch enterprise grade Apache Airflow™ environments and manage critical data pipelines at scale, while providing centralized portal management to manage Astro instances and Billing on Microsoft Azure."  

- Julia Liuson, President, Microsoft Developer Division.


Managing Airflow infrastructure can be an elaborate and time-consuming task, requiring expertise in areas such as networking, security, and scaling. By using a managed service like Astro, you can offload the burden of managing Airflow infrastructure to Astronomer, allowing you to focus on your core business needs and data workflows.



Get started with Apache Airflow™ on Astro – An Azure Native ISV Service


  1. Setup and subscribe your Apache Airflow™ on Astro – An Azure Native ISV Service, available easily in the Azure Marketplace. You can start your journey free of cost and pay as you use the service. Once you create your Astro resource, you also get a complimentary 300$ credit from Astronomer to get started!


Fig 1: Apache Airflow on Astro in the Azure Marketplace


You can also look for it using the search bar on Azure portal.


Fig 2: Searching for Apache Airflow on Astro via Azure portal


  1. Provisioning via Azure: Once you are done creating the resource on Azure, an Astro organization is provisioned in Astronomer, which is easily accessible via Azure portal.


Fig 3: Astro resource deployment successful




Fig 4: Newly created Astro resource visible on the Overview blade via Azure Portal


  1. Single Sign-on to Astro: An SSO link is generated to securely redirect you to the Astro UI with no additional credential requirements.


Fig 5: On clicking the SSO URL, the page redirects to the newly created Astro org in a new tab


  1. Follow the Astro documentation to create an Azure cluster to host your deployments. Your Azure cluster is responsible for hosting and running your Airflow environment, also known as Deployments.

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