How Businesses Benefit from Batch Job Scheduling—And When to Use It

Enterprises have a lot on their plate. But it’s not just the number of tasks that keep enterprises busy, it’s the need to keep track of them in a streamlined way. For all companies, the absence of a job scheduling solution inevitably leads to issues with the task of ensuring necessary processes are attended to


Cron Scheduling: An Old Fallback

Cron is our old frenemy: we love to hate it and we hate to love it. Cron, the simple job scheduler, has been shipped with UNIX and Linux since the dawn of time…or at least the dawn of the computer age. The crontab scheduler is great for simple tasks, but there are three primary problems


Scheduling Jobs in UNIX Environments

JAMS runs scripts in most UNIX environments. And, it can run them from from whichever shell you prefer. Companies are running scripts in Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and OpenSolaris. A few more UNIX flavors are already in the works. JAMS connects to UNIX systems through SSH, and remotely executes scripts. After executing, it logs any