Open-Source Orchestration

Open-source vs. closed-source orchestration tools

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Open-Source vs. Closed-Source

When an application, management tool, or other solution is open-source, it means the code exists in the public domain, allowing anyone to access and edit the source code of the application. Users of open-source software can benefit from lower costs and can expect bugs to be quickly fixed because anyone improve the code.

Because open-source tools often lack full-time employees, updates can be infrequent, and capabilities and features can be limited. Plus, whereas a closed-source orchestration tool is backed by a dedicated team of professionals and support personnel, finding support for open-source software use cases is usually limited to Google searches and online message boards.

Closed-source software means that a person or institution owns the source code and therefore has a dedicated team to develop new features, test new releases, and provide professional support to users.

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch is a workload automation and job scheduling management system that enables IT teams to automate and orchestrate cross-platform processes, data center operations, DevOps initiatives, and more. ActiveBatch is script language agnostic and supports everything from Python to Ruby.

ActiveBatch also supports connecting to API endpoints and can perform command line functions. That means anything you might have already downloaded from GitHub, including open source runbook or orchestration platforms, can be consolidated into ActiveBatch if it can’t be outright replaced.

ActiveBatch readily integrates with virtually every solution and technology on the market, including:

  • All major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM iSeries AS/400

  • Other job schedulers, including cron jobs and Windows Task Scheduler

  • Applications from IBM, Microsoft, SAP, VMware, and Amazon, Apache Hadoop, and more

  • Cloud platforms for seamless cloud orchestration (public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud) and virtual machines

  • Multiple back-end databases like SQL Server, Azure SQL, and Oracle DBs

ActiveBatch's powerful automation and IT orchestration capabilities:

  • Provide data in real-time

  • Protect existing script investments through lifecycle management capabilities

  • Manage the provisioning of on-premise and cloud infrastructure resources

  • Use load balancing to reduce wait times

  • Execute database procedures and integrate with data warehousing and ETL platforms

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