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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