ActiveBatch Alternatives

Alternative solutions for ActiveBatch's core features and capabilities

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Core Functional Areas and Alternatives

ActiveBatch is a Workload Automation and Enterprise Job Scheduling platform produced by Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc (ASCI).

ActiveBatch contains feature sets in many different areas of automation. Below are some key areas where ActiveBatch assists IT teams automate, manage, and monitor their workflows and tech stacks.

 

Functional Areas and Software Categories

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Job Scheduling

The process of scheduling, triggering, and running resource-intensive workloads, generally in overnight periods referred to as batch windows. Modern job schedulers have advanced date/time, fiscal calendar, and interval-based options for ultimate flexibility.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Quartz Enterprise Job Scheduler

  • System Center Orchestrator (SCORCH)

  • Crontab jobs


IT DevOps 

An agile framework and strategy focused on collaboration between development and operational teams. IT DevOps tools assist IT developers with low-code development functions, and provide operations with up-to-date information, documentation, and remediation functions. Plus, they offer channels to collaborate across functional teams, securely promote objects between environments, and more.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Continuum

  • CircleCI

  • Cyclr


Workflow Mapping and Orchestration 

Workflow Mapping allows IT teams to quickly and effectively route end-to-end workflows from one point to another based on conditional logic, business rules, or other constraints. Workflow mapping tools can feature graphical displays that allow users to visualize dependencies between workflow components.

Orchestration tools allow diverse systems and applications to communicate with one another and be collectively managed from a single console.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Rapid7

  • TrackVia

  • Zapier

Hybrid Cloud Management 

Modern IT infrastructures contain a combination of on-prem, cloud, and virtual systems. Hybrid Cloud Management tools help IT monitor their cloud and virtual machines and dynamically scale resources to meet real-time demands.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Dynatrace

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudWatch

  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager


All-In-One Operations Monitoring 

Operational teams need to know what’s happening at a moment’s notice. Real-time, all-in-one operations monitoring provides a single pane of glass to monitor workflows, activities, and machine loads. This end-to-end visibility allows operators to troubleshoot problems faster by making it easy to drill into the individual components that caused a setback.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Datadog

  • OpsView

  • Splunk Enterprise


Managed File Transfer Automation 

Secure and reliable file transfers are essential processes within every enterprise. Managed File Transfer Automation takes simple file transfers to the next level, with parallel transfer capabilities, validation checks, templated transfer logic, centralized credential and connection info management, and more.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • GoAnywhere MFT

  • Citrix ShareFile

  • IBM Sterling


Intelligent Resource Optimization and Machine Load Management 

Intelligent resource optimization is the process of using machine learning, predictive analytics, and dynamic scaling to automatically distribute workloads among disparate machine resources. Machine load monitoring not only visualizes which machines have the highest loads, but is also used by the system to dynamically balance machine loads.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Kemp LoadMaster

  • New Relic Infrastructure

  • LogicMonitor


Service Level Agreement Management and Conditional Alerting 

Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management is a critical component of modern IT. SLA Management involves monitoring and tracking KPIs related to IT and business process service level performance. Conditional alerting is a required element of SLA Management, as Operations teams need to know relevant, context-aware information as soon as possible in the event of a potential breach.

SLA Management tools will sometimes provide automated remediation capabilities such as provisioning additional resources to SLA processes at risk of failure.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • Freshservice

  • EasyVista

  • Pipefy


Self-Service and Help Desk Automation 

Self-Service Portals assist business users with common issues that would otherwise require inundating IT with Help Desk requests. Automated remediation and troubleshooting functionality also assist with Help Desk Management by reducing time-to-resolution and eliminating the need for human intervention on repetitive incidents.

Included with ActiveBatch

  • ServiceNow

  • Jira Service Desk

  • RescueAssist

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Coordinate and Consolidate Automation Tools

ActiveBatch Workload Automation's low-code API accessibility makes orchestration simple. That means, should you adopt any of the tools above, ActiveBatch can help coordinate these tools to improve monitoring, security, and control.

Gartner states that most organizations have 3-8 scheduling and automation tools in place. Many of the business process automation and IT automation tools above are highly capable in their specialty area, but don't easily communicate with one another and often lack advanced scheduling abilities.

Unified workload automation tools like ActiveBatch have more advanced frameworks for end-to-end, enterprise-grade automation. Plus, features like centralized monitoring, reporting, logging, security, and management of automated workflows provide functions beyond what other tools can offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Job scheduling software enables users to schedule tasks and workflows to run unattended at specific times. Enterprise job scheduling software supports event-driven automation, providing event triggers and constraint-based scheduling. Such schedulers provide alerting, monitoring, and programmatic integrations so users can design and manage end-to-end workflows from a single console. See what you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

ActiveBatch offers dozens of integrations with major IT vendors including Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, and Informatica. Plus, ActiveBatch provides prebuilt, universal integrations for common IT tasks and operations, right out of the box. ActiveBatch users can also load and execute APIs, and turn those APIs into reusable job steps for resilient, end-to-end processes. Explore ActiveBatch’s integration capabilities.

Yes. ActiveBatch is built on a dynamic framework that enables users to load and execute APIs (WSDLs and SOAP Web Services, RESTful services, .NET assemblies, stored procedures, and command lines) without having to write and test custom scripts. APIs can be turned into reusable jobs for assembling end-to-end processes. Explore ActiveBatch’s integration capabilities.

ActiveBatch’s back-end database supports Windows SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, and Oracle databases, storing all system and user-created objects and instances. ActiveBatch can integrate and automate almost any database available using either direct integrations, scripts, or low-code API accessibility. ActiveBatch offers integrations with IBM, Informatica, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and the Hadoop Ecosystem and its many subsets. See what you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

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