Category Archives: CA 7, production control services
There are key improvements that ThruPut Manager users will see in the batch workloads managed by CA 7. This is a result of an add-on component for ThruPut Manager called Production Control Services (PCS). We’ve designed PCS to ensure scalability as your batch workloads increase, and they will certainly increase.
A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – Everyone has some form of job scheduling solution, now upgraded to be termed ‘workload automation.’ But is your solution really as automated as you need it to be? Since batch often still runs in the wee hours, most of us would prefer not to be called with problems. That means that you need a solution that is responsive, smart and adaptive. It needs to handle most issues that arise when jobs are running behind, resources are constrained, etc.
But how many people actually have that kind of job scheduling? When I first moved from mainframes to UNIX, I was introduced to a system so primitive that I wondered how anything got done. It made me really appreciate what I had. The problem is that rarely do we stop and ask if what we have could be even better. Let’s conjure up a genie and make some wishes. What should our solution really do, beyond the normal submission of jobs in an organized fashion?