Apache Airflow

In this article, we’ll look at the steps taken, to set-up and run Airflow. Currently, Airflow (originally developed by AirBnB) is part of the Apache Incubator programme.

For further reading on Apache Airflow, visit the Official Documentation.


For this tutorial, I’ll be installing Apache Airflow on A Raspberry Pi 3, running Raspbian. These tutorial should be suitable for you installation, whatever your chosen platform.

Set the Airflow Home Directory to a location of your own choosing.

export AIRFLOW_HOME=/home/pi/airflow

Install Airflow.

pip install airflow