Although data teams were delighted to replace cron jobs with Airflow when it was released just over six years ago, many are struggling to scale Airflow to an increasing number of high velocity, high complexity tasks. To make data workflow orchestration at scale a more delightful experience, Prefect has released their second-generation engine, Orion. Orion includes a language-agnostic, remote orchestration API that is designed to minimize the number of modifications developers must make to their code to gain orchestration features. By embracing “code as workflows,” Orion enables developers to run native code side-by-side fully orchestrated workflow steps. Orion also features an ephemeral API (i.e., that can be generated locally without deploying a stateful Orion server) that facilitates testing and debugging.