ICS ANNOUNCES KRONOS ENTERPRISE SCHEDULER 4.10
Paramus, NJ - March 28, 2002 - Indus Consultancy
Services (ICS) today announced a major new release of Kronos
Enterprise Scheduler, a full-featured J2EE job scheduling system
that companies around the world in diverse markets from health care
to energy providers have come to rely on for managing the scheduling
of batch and event-driven jobs within their enterprise.
Version 4.00 adds the new concept of File Triggered Jobs, an
integrated Job Agent component, performance improvements, new job
management features, improved UNIX support, and support for
additional databases and application servers.
One of the most anticipated features of the new version is File
Triggered Jobs. A File Trigered Job is a job which executes upon
the change in state of a file, specified either by filename or file
extension. File Triggered Jobs can be defined to execute upon
creation, modification, or deletion of the file, or any combination
of those. For example, a job could be defined which executes
anytime that a file with a "SQL" extension was created or modified.
The job might then process that SQL file, loading data into a corporate database.
"This is a significant new enhancement that gives users more control over the
timing of job executions," explained Dale V. Georg, Product Manager for Kronos Enterprise Scheduler.
"It was also the key to our most recent sale to a major US energy supplier."
Maintenance of the Kronos Enterprise Scheduler deployment is made easier by the
introduction of an integrated Job Agent. The Job Agent combines the Job
Executor and Command Manager from previous releases into sub-components of a
single process, and adds a third sub-component, the File Monitor, for
supporting File Triggered Jobs. This integration allows the system administrator
to only have to configure a single component on each of the machines in a Kronos
Enterprise Scheduler deployment.
Continuing their commitment to officially support as many J2EE platforms as possible,
ICS has added support for the Sybase EAServer 4.1 application server and the Sybase
Adaptive Server database to Release 4.00. "We already have customers using Adaptive
Server," said Mr. Georg. "But this release makes the support official, with the
inclusion of Sybase database scripts."
Similarly, UNIX support has been improved. While several customers are running
against UNIX-based platforms such as AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX, this is the first
release of the product to contain UNIX installation, configuration, and start-up
scripts. Re-direction of output from Command Tasks to output files has also been
improved to work better on UNIX platforms.
All of the features of Kronos Enterprise Scheduler continue to be
available through an open API, which means that the product is
perfect not only as an end-user tool, but also as a job scheduling
component for bringing scheduling functionality to your own
To find out more about Kronos Enterprise Scheduler, and learn why
companies like Definity Health, the Swedish National Debt Office,
Direct Hit Data, and others are selecting this powerful and
innovative product to handle their scheduling needs, visit the ICS
website at www.indcon.com.
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