Fortra JAMS Scheduler Alternatives

Comparing JAMS Scheduler with ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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JAMS Scheduler vs. ActiveBatch

JAMS Scheduler (formerly MVP JAMS Job Scheduler) and ActiveBatch Workload Automation are both orchestration and workload automation tools.

However, ActiveBatch Workload Automation goes beyond platforms like JAMS Scheduler and allows IT to orchestrate enterprise processes between disparate tools and technologies using hundreds of reliable, no-code integrations. ActiveBatch provides drag-and-drop job development and orchestration, cross-platform execution (Windows, Linux, UNIX, OpenVMS, IBM iSeries Mainframes, and more) of scheduled tasks, and unified monitoring of critical processes, application performance, and IT infrastructure.

Both products offer intuitive user interfaces to automate repetitive tasks, including on-premises thick clients, web interfaces, and mobile applications. But, ActiveBatch takes a more secure and reliable approach by providing business end-users with a custom-designed Self-Service Portal interface that prevents any improper use of features and ensures smooth operations without compromising on function and visibility.

Other ActiveBatch alternatives: Tidal Workload Automation, IBM Tivoli, and Control-M vs. ActiveBatch

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 supports connecting to API endpoints and can perform command line functions. So anything you might have already downloaded from GitHub, including open source job schedulers, can be consolidated into ActiveBatch if it can’t be outright replaced.


Integrate with Virtually Any Solution or Technology on the Market

  • Any major operating system, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM iSeries AS/400

  • Other schedulers, including cron and Windows Task Scheduler

  • Business intelligence tools, data warehousing tools, 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, Azure SQL, and Oracle DBs

Powerful Workload Automation and Job Scheduling Capabilities

  • Provide data in real-time

  • Use load balancing to reduce wait times

  • Perform enterprise file transfers that support FTP, SFTP (SSH), or FTPS (TLS)

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

  • Include alerts and self-remediation

  • Provision resources and manage cloud and virtual infrastructure

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, 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 applications or technologies can be added to the automation environment in minutes.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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. 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 accomplish with ActiveBatch.

Workload automation enables the automation and management of complex business and IT processes, reducing the need for manual intervention. Market-leading workload automation solutions provide no-code workflow development, real-time monitoring, alerting, auto-remediation, script lifecycle management tools, and much more. Learn more about workload automation capabilities.

ActiveBatch’s back-end database supports Windows SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, and Oracle databases for storing all system and user-created objects and instances. ActiveBatch can integrate with and automate virtually any database via direct integrations, scripts, or low-code API accessibility. ActiveBatch provides integrations with IBM, Informatica, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and the Hadoop Ecosystem and its many subsets. Explore ActiveBatch’s integrations and capabilities.

Yes. ActiveBatch customers can easily export JAMS objects for import into ActiveBatch with help from in-house support and migrations teams. Automated migrations for JAMS reduce risk, time, and expenses, and customers can access ActiveBatch’s online academy with hundreds of training modules. Learn more about automated migrations.

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