That’s the new Version 2.10

With the new release 2.10, BICsuite and schedulix have become even more user-friendly. In Release 2.10 released on 21/05/04, these changes and additions have been made: Zope 4 / 5 Web GUIZope 4 / 5 based on Python 3 is now officially supported for the BICsuite / schedulix Web GUI. Zope 2 based on Python 2 is still supported but will be deprecated in the next release. Single Sign On with Active DirectoryThe BICsuite and schedulix Web GUI (Zope 2 as well as Zope 4 / 5) can now optionally co...
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Migration from enterprise scheduling systems to BICsuite

High costs, poor support, missing features: there are many reasons for wanting to migrate an existing enterprise job scheduling system to the BICsuite Service Orchestration and Automation Platform. A hurdle for the decision to migrate is often the uncertainty about how migration is possible during operation and how the process is designed. We answer these questions in the white paper on our migration method. The document describes a methodology that has proven itself in practice and which f...
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Dependency resolution and ambiguous dependencies

Under certain circumstances, the submission of a batch or job to BICsuite or schedulix is prevented with the error message "Ambigous resolution". In this article we will show you how this error message can occur and how you can define dependencies so that they can be clearly and unambiguously processed in your Service Orchestration and Automation Platform. Example 1 Let’s start with a very simple example. Someone wants to do some processing on a database table. Data needs to be extracte...
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Complex scheduling problems

We love challenges and invite you to test us. Our timescheduling functionality is extremely powerful due to the possibility of and / or connection, which is why we ask our customers and partners to challenge us from time to time. John's Challenge: "I want a job that usually runs on the 5th of every month to run only if it's a working day. If the 5th falls on a public holiday or on the weekend, the job should run one day earlier. If this is also a day off, the job should run on the first w...
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independIT in Berlin

This week you have twice the opportunity to meet us in Berlin. Zalando Tech Talks On Wednesday 6th November Dieter Stubler from independIT speaks at the Zalando Tech Talks about IT Process Automation with schedulix. Before Mario Behling from OpnTec will report on the exciting open source project SUSI.AI. An artificial intelligence that is not only an alternative to Alexa, Siri and Google Home, but can also be used for robots, help desks and chatbots. The language of the lecture that ev...
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That’s the new Version 2.9

We are very pleased to announce the new version 2.9 of BICsuite and schedulix. In addition to the already very powerful features of earlier versions, in this release we have paid particular attention to make the operation in some issues even more efficient and flexible. Here are the most important innovations: GUI shell:Although most BICsuite and schedulix tasks are solved with the graphical user interface, occasionally it is more efficient and practical to access the command line interface....
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independIT at FOSSASIA 2019

Great value has always been placed on open source at independIT, but in the past year this emphasis has grown even more. The trend is clearly evident. Ever greater numbers of public authorities and major companies are gradually switching to open source software, which increasingly takes them in search of transparent, viable alternatives to proprietary software systems. As developer of the open source solution schedulix job scheduler, we can observe this new orientation towards the open source e...
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Relieving backlog situations after maintenance work and system outages

Following maintenance work on the server and system outages, backlogs with resource bottlenecks inevitably occur in the workload automation that need to be resolved as quickly as possible. In a backlog situation, the operator team has to take the necessary measures to maintain production operations, and to be able to return to normal operation as quickly as possible. In doing so, key or critical batches and jobs have to be given a higher priority. Unimportant or non-critical jobs have to be eith...
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Data warehouse automation

A multitude of processes have to be executed in data warehouse environments on a daily basis. Although an enterprise scheduling system is to be found in many companies, it is frequently not used for controlling the individual processes in data warehouse operation. In the majority of cases, larger and more complex batch processes are triggered by the enterprise scheduling system, but the workflow control within these high level batch processes takes place using alternative solutions outside the e...
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Process Decomposition

Process decomposition involves breaking down complex programs or scripts into smaller programs with a clearly differentiated functionality. Complex, long-running processes Large and complex programs, usually with long runtimes, are used in many IT environments to perform nighttime or background processing tasks. Once they have been started, these programs run completely under their own control. Monitoring the program progress and pinpointing the causes of errors that occur usually involves con...
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