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 customer support. AutoSys is one of several closely-related automation tools produced by CA. Broadcom’s recent acquisition of CA has created further 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 for ultimate configuration without complication. ActiveBatch also provides a drag-and-drop GUI which makes developing and deploying new end-to-end workflows a breeze. For ad hoc purposes, full command-line support is included in ActiveBatch, whether by REST API, PowerShell Module, COM, or legacy web services methods.

ActiveBatch is a powerful tool that 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. A comprehensive IT automation and business process automation tool, ActiveBatch automates application workflows across your entire IT environment, including multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments.

ActiveBatch also features broad support for connecting with enterprise applications via their API endpoints and can perform command line functions. So anything you might already have in place, including open source job schedulers, can be managed by or even consolidated into ActiveBatch.

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 Azure, 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 notifications 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
  • Non-cluster failover for high availability to allow for dynamic failover due to outage or manual failover, so jobs run as scheduled or to a standby job scheduler

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 use the drag-and-drop workflow steps to 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 IT automation environment in minutes.

Why AutoSys Can’t Compete with ActiveBatch

Here’s why ActiveBatch stands out from alternatives:

  • Flexibility: ActiveBatch offers unlimited automation scalability and and comprehensive extensibility
  • Reliability: Fully managed with 99.95% uptime
  • DevOps facilitation: Automate the build and deploy process with end-to-end workflows that enable quicker app release cycles
  • Self-Service Portal: Reduce IT’s workload and enable business users to trigger and monitor workflows
  • Real-time scalability: Develop and orchestrate workloads in any environment, including containers like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Accelerated process design time: Self-documenting Job Steps and lifecycle management enable secure, easy-to-troubleshoot service design and workflows
  • White glove onboarding: We work by your side and actively guide you through installation and configuration. We also provide training resources for your team so they have the knowledge to build processes for your unique business requirements

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