ThruPut Manager

Automated Batch Processing

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ThruPut Manager

Automate, Optimize and Modernize Batch System Management

Batch processing is critical to business success, but sight unseen, leaders take it for granted and many aren’t preparing for when batch experts retire. ThruPut Manager can help automatically and intelligently optimize your batch processing to resolve hidden lurking problems in manual batch processing and futureproof for the next-generation. By balancing workload and improving batch throughput, ThruPut Manager also delivers significant savings in software license fees and IBM Monthly Licensing Charges (MLC).

With ThruPut Manager, companies can:

  • Better prioritize batch processing based on business policies and goals
  • Automatically select the most urgent jobs first without system overload
  • Verify jobs have the resources they need and proactively manage resource contention between jobs
  • Minimize rolling 4-hour average (R4HA) processing peaks with or without “soft capping”

The Value of ThruPut Manager

  • Real-time insight into batch execution progress via intuitive dashboards
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Reduced reliance on highly experienced technical staff
  • Dramatically reduced MLC
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Key Features of ThruPut Manager

Automated Service Level Management

Provides an automation framework for batch SLA management, including service goals, reporting and automated actions to ensure SLAs are met. Real-time information is supplied on current service levels and trends.

Workload Balancing and Throughput

Dynamic initiators automatically control batch load and distribution to prevent over-initiation and improve batch throughput, yielding more controlled and efficient operations. System performance evaluations are taken every 10 seconds, enabling precise decision-making amidst changing business demands.

Workload Prioritization and Escalation

Automatically reorders the batch queue, ensuring that the most important workload gets done first and is progressively escalated.

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Automatic Rule Retention

Automatically retains batch workload business rules for installation. Rules are then applied consistently and repeatedly to system performance, improving batch throughput and maximizing savings. Rather than making decisions under pressure, ops teams can make thoughtful choices ahead of time.

MSU Reduction

Significantly reduces MSU consumption by automatically and gradually constraining low-priority batch workloads contributing to peak R4HA in advance of the cap to avoid the negative system-wide effects of “hitting the wall” when caps are in place. Workload is automatically restored to normal operations once the cap has passed.

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Dataset Contention Management

ThruPut Manager eliminates dataset conflicts and ensures higher priority workload gets first access by detecting and resolving dataset contention.

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Job Analysis, Job Routing and Data Center Standards Management

Analyzes all jobs at submission to determine their resource requirements to facilitate automated batch management and workload control. Automatically determines resource dependencies, ensuring that jobs run only where and when the specific resources are available. No user JCL changes are required.

Automatically assigns job parameters to conform to data center standards, including job class, priority, job name, account, SYSOUT parameters, WLM service class and the scheduling environment. ThruPut Manager replaces Mellon Mods and many in-house JES2 user mods and exits.

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