Alternatives to n8n logo

Alternatives to n8n

Airflow, Zapier, Huginn, IFTTT, and Integromat are the most popular alternatives and competitors to n8n.
85
118
+ 1
38

What is n8n and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free node based Workflow Automation Tool. Easily automate tasks accross different services. Synchronise data between different apps/databases.
n8n is a tool in the Web Service Automation category of a tech stack.
n8n is an open source tool with 18.9K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to n8n's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to n8n

  • Airflow

    Airflow

    Use Airflow to author workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks. The Airflow scheduler executes your tasks on an array of workers while following the specified dependencies. Rich command lines utilities makes performing complex surgeries on DAGs a snap. The rich user interface makes it easy to visualize pipelines running in production, monitor progress and troubleshoot issues when needed. ...

  • Zapier

    Zapier

    Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis. ...

  • Huginn

    Huginn

    It is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. It's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph. Think of it as a hackable version of IFTTT or Zapier on your own server. You always know who has your data. ...

  • IFTTT

    IFTTT

    It helps you connect all of your different apps and devices. You can enable your apps and devices to work together to do specific things they couldn't do otherwise. ...

  • Integromat

    Integromat

    It is an easy to use, powerful tool with unique features for automating manual processes. Connect your favorite apps, services and devices with each other without having any programming skills. ...

  • Ghost Inspector

    Ghost Inspector

    It lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks. ...

  • UiPath Studio

    UiPath Studio

    It encapsulates both simple and complex solutions for application integration and automating third-party applications, administrative IT tasks, and business IT processes. ...

  • Tray.io

    Tray.io

    It is cloud data integration platform designed for marketing, sales, and customer support teams of medium-sized companies and large enterprises. ...

n8n alternatives & related posts

Airflow logo

Airflow

1.2K
2K
115
A platform to programmaticaly author, schedule and monitor data pipelines, by Airbnb
1.2K
2K
+ 1
115
PROS OF AIRFLOW
  • 45
    Features
  • 14
    Task Dependency Management
  • 12
    Beautiful UI
  • 11
    Cluster of workers
  • 10
    Extensibility
  • 5
    Open source
  • 4
    Python
  • 4
    Complex workflows
  • 3
    K
  • 2
    Dashboard
  • 2
    Good api
  • 2
    Custom operators
  • 1
    Apache project
CONS OF AIRFLOW
  • 2
    Open source - provides minimum or no support
  • 1
    Logical separation of DAGs is not straight forward
  • 1
    Running it on kubernetes cluster relatively complex
  • 1
    Observability is not great when the DAGs exceed 250

related Airflow posts

Shared insights
on
JenkinsJenkinsAirflowAirflow

I am looking for an open-source scheduler tool with cross-functional application dependencies. Some of the tasks I am looking to schedule are as follows:

  1. Trigger Matillion ETL loads
  2. Trigger Attunity Replication tasks that have downstream ETL loads
  3. Trigger Golden gate Replication Tasks
  4. Shell scripts, wrappers, file watchers
  5. Event-driven schedules

I have used Airflow in the past, and I know we need to create DAGs for each pipeline. I am not familiar with Jenkins, but I know it works with configuration without much underlying code. I want to evaluate both and appreciate any advise

See more
Shared insights
on
AWS Step FunctionsAWS Step FunctionsAirflowAirflow

I am working on a project that grabs a set of input data from AWS S3, pre-processes and divvies it up, spins up 10K batch containers to process the divvied data in parallel on AWS Batch, post-aggregates the data, and pushes it to S3.

I already have software patterns from other projects for Airflow + Batch but have not dealt with the scaling factors of 10k parallel tasks. Airflow is nice since I can look at which tasks failed and retry a task after debugging. But dealing with that many tasks on one Airflow EC2 instance seems like a barrier. Another option would be to have one task that kicks off the 10k containers and monitors it from there.

I have no experience with AWS Step Functions but have heard it's AWS's Airflow. There looks to be plenty of patterns online for Step Functions + Batch. Do Step Functions seem like a good path to check out for my use case? Do you get the same insights on failing jobs / ability to retry tasks as you do with Airflow?

See more
Zapier logo

Zapier

1.3K
956
114
Automate tasks between other online services (services like Salesforce, Basecamp, Gmail, and 400+ more)
1.3K
956
+ 1
114
PROS OF ZAPIER
  • 45
    Sync cloud services
  • 34
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Scheduled tasks
  • 8
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Integrates with Trello
  • 6
    Gives me updates anytime, anywhere
CONS OF ZAPIER
    Be the first to leave a con

    related Zapier posts

    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 16 upvotes · 2.4M views

    Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

    I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

    For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

    Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

    Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

    Future improvements / technology decisions included:

    Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

    As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

    One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

    See more

    I would like to build a community-based customer review platform for a niche industry where users can sign up for a forum, as well as post detailed reviews of their experience with a company/product, including a rating system for pre-selected features. Something like niche.com or areavibes.com with curated information/data, ratings, reviews, and comparison functionalities.

    Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

    I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    See more
    Huginn logo

    Huginn

    12
    34
    0
    A Self-Hosted and Open-Source Zapier Alternative
    12
    34
    + 1
    0
    PROS OF HUGINN
      Be the first to leave a pro
      CONS OF HUGINN
        Be the first to leave a con

        related Huginn posts

        IFTTT logo

        IFTTT

        282
        267
        72
        Connect your apps and devices in new and remarkable ways
        282
        267
        + 1
        72
        PROS OF IFTTT
        • 21
          Lots of integrations
        • 17
          Free
        • 12
          Automates manual tasks
        • 11
          Life automation
        • 7
          Internet of things
        • 2
          Good User Experiance
        • 2
          Mobile Application
        CONS OF IFTTT
          Be the first to leave a con

          related IFTTT posts

          Integromat logo

          Integromat

          121
          116
          6
          The most advanced online automation platform
          121
          116
          + 1
          6
          PROS OF INTEGROMAT
          • 3
            Easy to Use
          • 2
            Easy to debug your work
          • 1
            Great support for loops
          CONS OF INTEGROMAT
            Be the first to leave a con

            related Integromat posts

            I would like to build a community-based customer review platform for a niche industry where users can sign up for a forum, as well as post detailed reviews of their experience with a company/product, including a rating system for pre-selected features. Something like niche.com or areavibes.com with curated information/data, ratings, reviews, and comparison functionalities.

            Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

            I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

            Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

            See more
            Peter Baxter
            Shared insights
            on
            Tray.ioTray.ioIntegromatIntegromat

            Looking to integrate 3CX with Teamwork to link with Database and show customer details, log calls etc - Can I do this with both Integromat and Tray.io?

            Thanks

            See more
            Ghost Inspector logo

            Ghost Inspector

            55
            84
            22
            Catch website bugs and regressions before they cost you
            55
            84
            + 1
            22
            PROS OF GHOST INSPECTOR
            • 3
              Runscope integration
            • 3
              Simple test editor
            • 3
              No code required
            • 2
              Screenshot comparison
            • 2
              Videos of every test run
            • 1
              Data-Driven testing
            • 1
              Extensive Integrations available
            • 1
              Easy to use API enables remote control
            • 1
              Minimal effort to migrate to another tool like Selenium
            • 1
              Primarily focus on functional testing
            • 1
              Partials and Variables enable fast test creation
            • 1
              30-40 in-parallel tests for cheap
            • 1
              Detailed Documentation
            • 1
              Supports end to end testing with Runscope
            • 0
              Scheduling tests
            • 0
              Licensed but cheaper compared to other tools
            • 0
              Email notification and Alerts
            CONS OF GHOST INSPECTOR
            • 0
              Load & Performance testing
            • 0
              Flash Support inside browser
            • 0
              Support Cross-device testing (device, web)

            related Ghost Inspector posts

            Chris Slater

            Hi there, what tool would you recommend for screenshot comparison tool for Drupal sites? I'm leaning towards Percy as it does everything we need (i.e screenshot comparison only), but want to make sure I make the right choice and don't miss out on anything by choosing it over Ghost Inspector.

            See more
            UiPath Studio logo

            UiPath Studio

            43
            31
            0
            Tool for Robotic Process Automation
            43
            31
            + 1
            0
            PROS OF UIPATH STUDIO
              Be the first to leave a pro
              CONS OF UIPATH STUDIO
                Be the first to leave a con

                related UiPath Studio posts

                Tray.io logo

                Tray.io

                21
                41
                0
                The API Integration and Automation Platform for Citizen Automators
                21
                41
                + 1
                0
                PROS OF TRAY.IO
                  Be the first to leave a pro
                  CONS OF TRAY.IO
                    Be the first to leave a con

                    related Tray.io posts

                    Hey! We are Raisegiving, a payments platform geared towards helping nonprofits raise money and manage donors. We are looking to give our Users (Admins of nonprofits) the ability to integrate their Raisegiving account with other tools such as Mailchimp and QuickBooks.

                    Examples of desired use cases:

                    • Users should be able to sync Raisegiving audience with their Mailchimp audience, trigger the creation of a new Mailchimp audience based on data from their Raisegiving account.
                    • Donations made on our platform should sync with users Quickbooks account.

                    Does anyone have any helpful insights into the pros and cons of Tray.io vs Zapier?

                    See more
                    Peter Baxter
                    Shared insights
                    on
                    Tray.ioTray.ioIntegromatIntegromat

                    Looking to integrate 3CX with Teamwork to link with Database and show customer details, log calls etc - Can I do this with both Integromat and Tray.io?

                    Thanks

                    See more