The Top Windows Task Scheduler Alternative You Need To Try & 4 Reasons Why

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

Batch Processing vs. Stream Processing

With an increase in the data flowing through organizations, a business is only as good as their ability to process it. There’s never been more diverse sources of data, and with that, there are multiple options for processing that data. Two of the most popular types right now are stream processing and batch processing.   Streaming

Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms: What They Are and Why They Matter

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

Workload Orchestration: The Next Evolution in IT

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,

What is a Batch Scheduler?

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

Native Scheduler Showdown – Breaking Down Automation in Task Scheduler, SQL Agent and Cron

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

New in JAMS V7.0

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

Improving Enterprise Workload Automation

Enterprise workload automation and job scheduling represent a mature segment of the IT world. Batch processing of administrative tasks is a chore that dates back to the time when computers were made out of vacuum tubes. But no matter how established it may be, enterprise workload automation is still ripe for improvement—there are always new