Completeness of functions

The Workload Automation Systems BICsuite and schedulix (Open Source) really stand out with its host of requisite functions for smooth-running IT process automation. This is absolutely crucial, because if any lacking functions have to be implemented by the user in the managed processes, this will lead to a loss of transparency and flexibility and result in greater susceptibility to errors. 100% functionality BICsuite and schedulix feature the necessary full range of functions so that the code de...
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Dynamics

The main task of a Workload Automation Platform is to start every process that is to be run as promptly as possible and in doing so to guarantee optimum throughput for all the systems. Traditional Enterprise Job Scheduling / IT Workload Automation systems work out a daily timetable for this purpose. This then has to be revised or recalculated following every unforeseen event (malfunction, downtimes, on-demand jobs, etc.). A large number of such events typically occur in complex, highly dynamic ...
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Clear concepts for successful workload automation

Before work began on developing our Workload Automation systems BICsuite and schedulix (open source), a huge number of varying problem scenarios drawn from practical experiences gained on major projects were analysed and broken down to their conceptual core. The result of this process is a manageable number of simple, clearly understandable concepts with which all functional requirements for IT process automation can be met. These concepts are for example: Exit states Batch and job hierar...
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Operability

It should be possible to put a workload automation software into operation quickly and at minimum cost. The clear-cut concepts of our job scheduling systems BICsuite and schedulix result in a steep learning curve and extremely short training times for users. The standardised web front end allows the system to be used to its full extent for administration, design, monitoring and operational tasks from a standard browser in any system. Simple is better It is not necessary to create Job Control La...
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Scalability

Different project scales and phases place different demands on a workload automation platform. Small projects can often be controlled without an appropriate process automation system. Nevertheless, using such a system can have tangible benefits and is essential when the number of jobs in a project grows. The need for a job scheduling system is frequently not recognised or is underestimated at the beginning of a project. At later phases of the project, however, the time and cost involved will s...
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Security

A system that is used to control when processes are to be run in a networked system has to comply with more stringent security standards. A failure to satisfy these security requirements will compromise the security of the entire system. Our workload automation system provides for a maximum degree of security. Security of the highest level With detailed object privileges, the BICsuite editions PROFESSIONAL and ENTERPRISE can be used to define exactly who is allowed to perform which operations ...
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Integration

The workload automation system plays a central role in your IT operations. The openness and integration capability of the system is therefore hugely significant. All the functions incorporated in our workload automation solutions BICsuite and schedulix are operated using an open and fully documented API. This means that it can be used from any external systems whenever required and without any restrictions at all. Connecting worlds The permanently up-to-date RDBMS repository allows SQL read ac...
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Stability

Reliability and stability are indispensable for IT process automation. This was taken into consideration as a focal requirement right from the very beginning in the design, with the development of the system architecture and infrastructure, as well as in the implementation of all the system components of BICsuite and schedulix. The exceptionally high degree of reliability that we have achieved with our system is verified by all our customers. The stable basis for your processes It is ensured t...
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Performance

A small system footprint for the workload automation software itself and short response times during usage were laid down as design targets right from the very outset and were taken into consideration in the concept for the server infrastructure. Among the features are: A persistency model that minimises access to the RDBMS Multi-threaded servers for parallel processing Non-blocking read consistency when accessing shared data memory pools Care was also taken to implement efficient proce...
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Architecture

The architecture and internal structure of a software product have a decisive impact on the quality of a system. Proven industry standards (Java, JDBC, SQL, RDBMS, TCP/IP, C, HTTP/HTTPS, SSL/TLS, etc.) form the reliable foundation for our Workload Automation Platform. By investing in the development of an ultra-modern server infrastructure, we have created a system that sets standards with regard to reliability and performance. The center of the system is the BICsuite Job Scheduling Server, ...
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