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Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms: What They Are and Why They Matter
September 20, 2023
There’s a new categorization in the enterprise automation world that is creating quite the buzz: Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms (SOAPs). SOAPs are considered by consultants as the forward-looking, transformative classification for workload automation solutions that orchestrate across platforms, applications, environments, and infrastructures. According to Gartner, for Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) teams, this new categorization Read More
Posted in Cloud, JAMS, Workload Automation Core Concept
Workload Orchestration: The Next Evolution in IT
August 31, 2023
As IT environments grow in complexity, companies are looking for ways to get a better handle on their workflows. While batch processing emerged as an early way to process more data without maximizing resources, businesses and technology have evolved and a new type of software has emerged—workload orchestration. Learn how we’ve entered this next chapter, Read More
Posted in JAMS
What is a Batch Scheduler?
June 28, 2023
What is a Batch Scheduler?  A batch scheduler is a tool to execute multiple processes and enable automated batch processing. These batches can include anything in your IT environment like scripts, loads, tasks, multi-step workloads, and file transfers to name a few. Batch processes are executed via scripts and run in the background of your Read More
Posted in JAMS
The Top Windows Task Scheduler Alternative You Need To Try & 4 Reasons Why
June 8, 2023
As IT environments grow in complexity, relying on native scheduling tools leaves IT teams struggling with complexity and limited features. That’s why more and more organizations are turning to enterprise workload automation (WLA) to break from the limitations and implement a more robust automation strategy. With limited time and resources, it’s easy to fall back Read More
Posted in Automate Smarter, JAMS, Windows Task Scheduler
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
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