Orchestrator (Automation)

See our tutorial on how to set up Orchestrator for your project.

Bringing systems for data loading, manipulation and writing together is what makes Keboola Connection (KBC) so powerful and easy to use. If you want to work with the latest data available, however, the whole sequence must be done over and over again. Our Orchestrator (or Scheduler) is the behind-the-scenes component which allows your large and complex projects to be fully automated. Use it to

  • Specify what tasks should be executed in what order (orchestration), and
  • Configure their automatic execution (scheduling) to run in specified intervals or at specified times of the day.

Every change to your entry data will automatically propagate up to your visualisation project or projects.

Orchestration Phases

The order of certain tasks in the Orchestrator configuration is important; some of them must run sequentially while others can run in parallel. This is the reason for using orchestration phases. Tasks in a single phase are executed in parallel, phases execute sequentially. With each task in its own phase, a configuration is very defensive as it executes all tasks sequentially. You can also group tasks into their own phases based on their component type (extractor, transformation, writer) and follow the common ETL scheme.


Before setting up your orchestration to run automatically at a given time, we recommend running it manually to make sure everything works smoothly. Also, consider setting Notifications to be sent to selected email addresses (error notifications are particularly useful). When an orchestration is run manually, only the KBC user running it gets the notifications.

Custom Automation

If you are not happy with our scheduling, feel free to create your own orchestration programmatically.