ThruPut Manager

Automated Batch Processing


ThruPut Manager

Automation, Optimization and Modernization of Batch System Management

ThruPut Manager automatically and intelligently optimizes batch processing. By balancing workload and improving batch throughput, ThruPut Manager delivers significant savings in software license fees and monthly licensing costs (MLC), and may allow you to defer expensive hardware upgrades.

Systems programmers can use ThruPut Manager to:

  • Better prioritize batch processing based on business-related 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

  • Gain intuitive insight into how batch jobs are being initiated and executed to minimize R4HA peaks via a web interface
  • Successfully transfer batch management responsibilities to mainframe-inexperienced staff without the risk of missed batch execution deadlines/service level agreements
  • Increase data center control and proper batch execution
  • Dramatically reduce IBM MLC
  • Delay expensive hardware upgrades
  • Free up more mainframe resources for mobile, web and cloud applications since better-managed batch workloads reduce overall demand
  • Correctly determine the R4HA for Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) customers and constrain batch workload accordingly
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Key Features of ThruPut Manager

Automated Service Level Management

ThruPut Manager 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

ThruPut Manager 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

ThruPut Manager 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.

Automated R4HA Usage Monitoring and MSU Reduction

ThruPut Manager automatically monitors the R4HA and reduces MSU consumption to lower MLC when sub-capacity pricing is used. Reduced MSU consumption is achieved through constraining and deferring workload, rather than manipulating cap levels. When R4HA caps are in place, ThruPut Manager automatically reduces demand in advance of the cap, constrains demand during capping period(s) and automatically restores workload to normal operations once the peak has passed.

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Data Center Standards Management

ThruPut Manager 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. It replaces Mellon Mods and many in-house JES2 user mods and exits.

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Job Resource Analysis

All jobs are analyzed at submission to determine their resource requirements (up to 250 unique identifiers) to facilitate automated batch management and workload control.

Job Routing Management

ThruPut Manager automatically determines resource dependencies (e.g., licensed software, etc.), ensuring jobs run only where and when the specific resources are available. No user JCL changes are required.

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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Enhanced User Controls

Dependent job control, date/time-based job selection and enhanced SDSF displays provide users with additional job control and status info.