Astronomer is the Airflow Company – Happy 3rd Birthday

Today is Astronomer’s third birthday. We have a lot to celebrate, and an exciting announcement to share. But first, let’s set the stage on how we got here.


  • Astronomer was founded back in 2015 as a clickstream data routing tool, initially for Meteor Javascript apps (which is the origin of our space-related name in case you never new that).
  • In 2016 we launched Aries Data — a data pipeline workflow library in Javascript. Big data people thought we were weird (we were), and we subsequently shut that effort down in favor of Python and Airflow.
  • In 2017 we launched a hosted Airflow service.
  • And now in 2018 we’ve launched Astronomer Enterprise Edition, Airflow on Kubernetes.


We’re proud of the work we’ve done and the company and products we’ve built, and business has never been better.


However, running multiple products is tough. Nobody does their best work when they’re spread too thin. While we could hire a bunch more people to do a bunch more things… we believe multi-directional, rapid expansion is very difficult (if not impossible) to do great.


With that in mind, we recently conducted a thorough review of our products, our customer base, our passions, and our vision for the company. When we put it all on the table, everything lined up and pointed at one clear conclusion. The whole team was excited. We knew it was right.


So today, May 21, 2018, exactly three years to the day since we launched Astronomer, we have a big announcement to make: Astronomer is now “The Airflow Company”.


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