Automated Batch Processing
Batch processing accounts for most peak mainframe workloads at large enterprises, providing essential back-end digital capabilities for mobile, cloud and web applications. As demands on these back-end mainframe batch processes intensify in terms of scale and performance, the pressure to ensure compliance with SLAs and control costs increases.
Further, the responsibility for batch management is rapidly shifting from platform veterans to millennials with less experience, putting enterprises at risk of critical operations failing, being delayed or generating excessive costs.
To solve these issues, Compuware’s Automated Batch Processing solution leverages the strengths of ThruPut Manager to automatically and intelligently optimize the processing of batch jobs, transforming the art of batch management developed over decades into a manageable science.
Compuware’s Automated Batch Processing solution solves some of the systems programming workforce-transition challenges many companies face. For example, ThruPut Manager provides visually intuitive insight into how batch jobs are being initiated and executed via a web interface, a capability that helps de-risk the successful transfer of batch management responsibilities to a new generation of IT staff with minimal hands-on platform experience.
Systems programmers can use ThruPut Manager’s well-defined set of rules to automate batch cycles. After analyzing and prioritizing jobs, ThruPut Manager submits the highest priority jobs first to ensure they finish on time, reducing resources and the rolling 4-hour average (R4HA).
Less operator intervention is required with Automated Batch Processing as ThruPut Manager automatically spreads out workload, creating more white space. Unlike Workload Manager (WLM), which over-initiates jobs and allows too many onto the system, ThruPut Manager’s initiators are more intelligent and run the same or more jobs in a shorter time with less initiators then WLM.
Automated Batch Processing with ThruPut Manager flattens the R4HA curve and prevents it from exceeding the soft cap, helping shops avoid paying more for additional MSU consumption. ThruPut Manager also correctly determines the R4HA for Country Multiplex Pricing customers and constrains the batch workload accordingly.