ICS ANNOUNCES KRONOS ENTERPRISE SCHEDULER 2.40
Paramus, NJ - October 26, 2001 - Indus Consultancy
Services (ICS) today announced the latest release of Kronos
Enterprise Scheduler, a full-featured job scheduling system written
for the Enterprise Java (J2EE) environment. This new release
contains much-anticipated features such as enhanced Java tasks,
tighter application server integration, enhanced e-mail support,
and support for the latest releases of app servers such as jBoss
Previous releases of Kronos Enterprise Scheduler have supported
three types of tasks: Command Tasks, which allow execution of any
command-line program; e-Mail Tasks, which simplify the automated
sending of e-mail alerts; and EJB Tasks, which allow method
invocation on Enterprise JavaBeans. Release 2.40 introduces two new
types of tasks, namely RMI Tasks and Simple Java Tasks. With an RMI
Task, you can look up a Java object and invoke a business method on
it, while with a Simple Java Task, almost any Java class can be
instantiated, and a business method invoked. The addition of these
two types of tasks greatly enhances your ability to schedule the
execution of application business logic. As with the EJB Task,
neither the RMI Task nor the Simple Java Task require any changes
to your existing applications. This is a big benefit in cases where
it may not be possible or feasible to change the deployed application.
In Release 2.30, Kronos Enterprise Scheduler introduced support for
certain pre-defined variables which could be used in e-mail messages,
or passed to Command Tasks as parameters. With Release 2.40, these
variables can be passed as method parameters on any of the Java tasks
as well. This allows information about the executing job to be passed
along to your application code.
e-Mail Tasks have been enhanced as well. They can now be executed from
any machine where a Kronos Command Manager is running, rather than
requiring execution on the application server machine. One of the benefits
to this is that an e-Mail Task that executes upon failure of a Command
Task can now run on the same machine as that Command Task, and include its
log file as an attachment.
From a process management perspective, both the Kronos Job Executor and
the local Kronos Command Manager processes can be run as "startup classes"
under versions of Weblogic, WebSphere, and jBoss. This means that when
the application server is started and/or stopped, the appropriate Kronos
Enterprise Scheduler processes are started and/or stopped as well. Remote
Command Manager processes now have the ability to auto-recover when the
app server is restarted, further ensuring a smooth turnaround with minimal
So whether you are looking for an end-user tool to manage scheduling
of system or application jobs throughout your enterprise, or whether
you are looking for a powerful API to bring scheduling functionality
to your own applications, Kronos Enterprise Scheduler continues to
add innovative features that keep it ahead of the competition.
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