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Why not Cron?

Scheduling, with or without cron, is only a small part of the data coordination puzzle

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Cron is just a piece of the puzzle. Image by Author.

Scheduling

Cron

Scheduling in Prefect

Interval

interval schedule example from Prefect GUI
Prefect GUI interval schedule creation

RRule

Creating Schedules

cron schedule in Prefect GUI
Cron schedule example from above

Orchestration 🪄

Retries ↪️

Want some cache?💰

More orchestration

What about Observation?

Conclusion

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