AutoSys Alternatives

Comparing Broadcom CA Autosys with ActiveBatch Workload Automation Software

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CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) by Broadcom (formerly CA) and ActiveBatch Workload Automation by Advanced Systems Concepts are both enterprise-grade job scheduling, orchestration, and workload automation solutions. These automation platforms provide cross-platform batch job execution (Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM, and more) and unified monitoring of critical processes, application performance, and IT infrastructure.

The key differentiators between ActiveBatch and Autosys are related to product usability and support. AutoSys is one of several closely-related automation tools produced by CA. The recent acquisition of CA by Broadcom has created further in-mixing of software. Many AutoSys users report complications with product support due to the mergers and acquisitions in the company. This is in contrast to ActiveBatch's 98.08% best-in-class technical support satisfaction rating.

AutoSys focuses heavily on command-line interfaces, which provide flexibility at the expense of usability. To ensure intuitive usability without sacrificing flexibility, ActiveBatch has produced dozens of specialized views, wizards, and editors, to ensure ultimate customization without complication. ActiveBatch also provides drag-and-drop editors which make orchestrating new end-to-end workflows a breeze. For ad hoc purposes, full command-line support is included free with all ActiveBatch deployments, whether by REST API, PowerShell Module, COM, or legacy web services methods.

ActiveBatch also offers innovative intelligence features that use historical and predictive analytics to optimize and dynamically scale resources. Learn more below.

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ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch is a workload automation and job scheduling system that enables IT teams to automate and coordinate cross-platform processes or job chains.

ActiveBatch also features broad support for interfacing with API endpoints and can perform command line functions. So anything you might already have in place, including open source job schedulers, can be consolidated into ActiveBatch if it can’t be outright replaced.

Integrate with Any Server, Service, or Application


  • Nearly any operating system, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS, and IBM iSeries AS/400
  • ​Other job schedulers, including cron and Windows Task Scheduler
  • Business intelligence (BI) tools, business process tools, data warehouse applications, and more
  • Numerous vendors, with built-in integrations for Informatica, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, VMware, Amazon (AWS), Apache Hadoop ecosystem, ERP systems, and more
  • ​Multiple back-end databases like SQL Server, Oracle DBs, and Azure SQL Server

Event-Driven Architecture

  • Universal job type for end-to-end orchestration including any server, service, or application
  • Intelligent load balancing to reduce slack time and bottlenecks
  • Perform enterprise file transfers that support FTP, SFTP (SSH), or FTPS (TLS)
  • Execute database procedures and integrate with ETL and data warehousing applications
  • Dynamic alerts and self-remediation of problem workflows
  • Provision resources and manage cloud and virtual infrastructure
  • Automatic failover to standby schedulers in the event of a production environment failure

Combining No-Code Steps with Code-Based Actions

Another key benefit of ActiveBatch Workload Automation is its ability to integrate existing script investments into new, no-code workflows. Easily switch between scripts of any language (including Python, PowerShell, Ruby, Java, and VBS) and drag-and-drop workflow steps that eliminate the need for additional scripting. This seamless integration provides ultimate flexibility. Plus, hundreds of direct integrations and low-code API accessibility mean new servers, services, or applications can be added to the automation environment in minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, ActiveBatch Workload Automation provides universal workflow actions for common IT tasks and operations right out-of-the-box, so IT can develop cross-platform processes without paying extra. Plus, with low-code API accessibility, dozens of event triggers, alerting and monitoring, and more, IT can automate and orchestrate dependable end-to-end processes. Moreover, ActiveBatch's best-in-class technical support ensures you're never alone when issues occur.Explore what you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

ActiveBatch's use cases are endless. ActiveBatch enables users to build, monitor, and manage automated processes that span the data center, IT operations and infrastructure, business processes, and so much more. As a result, organizations are able to seamlessly coordinate data, dependencies, and resources between IT and business systems. See what you can do with ActiveBatch.

Yes. ActiveBatch customers can easily export AutoSys objects for import into ActiveBatch with help from in-house support and migrations teams. Automated migrations for AutoSys ensure reduced risk, faster time-to-completion, and fewer expenses. Plus, customers can access ActiveBatch's online academy with hundreds of role-based training modules to get up to speed faster. Learn more about automated migrations.

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