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Workload Automation Jargon
May 5, 2023
Workload Automation terms have gone largely unchecked over the last few years. What was once simply referred to as “batch processing” has now evolved (or devolved) into a multitude of terms such as “application automation,” “runbook automation,” “resource automation,” and more.  What are the differences? Largely, there are none! Whether you’re running Hadoop shell or pig Read More
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Native Scheduler Showdown – Breaking Down Automation in Task Scheduler, SQL Agent and Cron
March 27, 2023
Let’s face it. Scheduling batch jobs with native batch automation tools isn’t easy, or flexible. Whether you’re wrestling with the complex format of cron, or dealing with the limited features in Windows Task Scheduler or SQL Agent, it is never as easy as 1-2-3. Let’s break down some real-world examples of scheduling batch jobs with Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, JAMS, SQL, Windows Task Scheduler
Elevate ETL Automation with Workload Automation
March 21, 2023
Data drives modern businesses. Whether you need to transfer files across your IT infrastructure or take data from one source and input it into another, your data doesn’t magically go from point A to point B. These critical business and IT processes are what’s known as ETL processes.  In its most basic form, ETL stands Read More
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New in JAMS V7.0
December 6, 2022
Jobs Sequences JAMS V7 introduces Sequences, a powerful tool to manage multi-job, multi-step workflows. Sequences have all the properties of an individual job, plus additional workflow functionality, such as nesting and parallel processing. The Sequences drag-and-drop editor provides utilities for uploading and downloading from file transfer servers, as well as file renaming and deleting. Soft Read More
Posted in JAMS, Uncategorized
December 6, 2022
Once you’ve experienced the efficient cadence that goes along with smart workload automation, it’s difficult to imagine life without it. Employing best practices when you define a batch process can save you hours of time in the future. JAMS is designed to help enterprises maintain good habits across every batch process on every platform, but Read More
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How to Execute a .bat File within a PowerShell Job
November 17, 2022
Most of the time, you run Windows batch files using the Command Execution Method, which replicates running them in a command prompt window (cmd.exe).  But, what if you need to perform additional processing within the same job and you are running that batch processing in PowerShell? You have several methods to launch Windows batch files Read More
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Top 3 Reasons PowerShell Users Love JAMS
September 23, 2022
Microsoft PowerShell was created to simplify and automate Microsoft tasks by creating scripts and combining them with multiple commands. While this has helped cut down on some repetitive work, manually deploying PowerShell scripts can still be tedious. With a workload automation solution—like JAMS from Fortra—your PowerShell scripts can reach their full potential by bringing your Read More
Posted in PowerShell, Uncategorized