Mistral is a workflow service. Most business processes consist of multiple distinct interconnected steps that need to be executed in a particular order in a distributed environment. A user can describe such a process as a set of tasks and their transitions. After that, it is possible to upload such a description to Mistral, which will take care of state management, correct execution order, parallelism, synchronization and high availability. Mistral also provides flexible task scheduling so that it can run a process according to a specified schedule (for example, every Sunday at 4.00pm) instead of running it immediately. In Mistral terminology such a set of tasks and relations between them is called a workflow.