Google has announced the general availability of Google Cloud Workflows, the service that helps orchestrate Google Cloud and HTTP-based API services into serverless workflows.
“In a nutshell, Workflows allows you to connect ‘things’ together. What kind of things? Pretty much anything that has a public API. You can connect multiple Cloud Functions together, or mix-match Cloud Functions with Cloud Run services with Google Cloud APIs or even external APIs,” explains Mete Atamel, senior developer advocate at Google.
Besides automating complex processes, the new service helps execute workflows with reliability required for enterprise and line-of-business applications. It also features built-in error handling for workflow steps with configurable retry policies.
In addition to connecting disparate services, Workflows makes it easier to pass information between steps with built-in JSON parsing and expression-based variable manipulations.