Netflix has released a microservices orchestration tool called Conductor under an open source license. Designed for cloud computing environments, Conductor defines and manages workflows and starts and stops processes. “To date, [Conductor] has helped orchestrate more than 2.6 million process flows ranging from simple linear workflows to very complex dynamic workflows that run over multiple days,” Netflix said.
It added, “Conductor enables orchestration across services while providing control and visibility into their interactions. Having the ability to orchestrate across microservices also helped us in leveraging existing services to build new flows or update existing flows to use Conductor very quickly, effectively providing an easier route to adoption.”
Netflix has been using Conductor internally for nearly a year.