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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 3.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

I used to work in a company that only used SQL Server Agent to handle imports and exports of ETL data. ActiveBatch is far more powerful and easy to use, so I definitely would recommend it. I would think of three questions: (1) Do you handle a large volume of exports and imports in a given week? (2) Do you need a lot of configurable options, such as with scheduling? (3) Do you utilize a variety of ETL processing tools (such as GlobalScape EFT and Microsoft SSIS) but want one tool to work with them all? If yes to those questions, then ActiveBatch would well fit the bill for you then.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

Job scheduling software for the IBM Mainframe is quite mature and most IBM Mainframe sites would already have one installed. It would appear to be very little reason to change from one scheduling package to another. If you were looking for a new scheduling package, CA Technologies is more likely to steer you towards their other product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.8
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Scheduler Job Management
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Scheduler Job Management
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.0
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Scheduler Job Management
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
CA Scheduler Job Management
8.0
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Scheduler Job Management

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • Everything in one place
  • Easily manage multiple machines and their scripts
  • Supposed to allow for more in-depth schedule 'chaining', e.g. when this job ends it kicks off another
Sean Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Good reporting on completed schedules and jobs including highest return code of jobs.
  • ISPF interface can cope with non-standard screen sizes.
  • Easy to use ISPF interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • The manual could provide more examples of how to create certain jobs, otherwise you will need to check the site or call support to aid with creation.
  • Dashboard presentation could be worked on, to help present an overview for management.
Ron Zermeno | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Monitoring interface could make better use of screen colours
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 5.0
Based on 2 answers
ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 4.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

N/A - It was already in place when I was on the scene, but like I said earlier it is much more powerful than SQL Server Agent and probably anything we would've come up with from scratch using .Net. However if your needs are small and traffic is light, then maybe SQL Server Agent or something smaller and less powerful (and less expensive) than ActiveBatch would work just fine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

All quite similar and as CA Scheduler had the smallest foot print across the agencies we support it is being decommmissioned
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • I have not been involved in the purchase or contract negotiation of our Active Batch purchase, therefore am unable to comment on the ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Scheduler Job Management

  • Being decommissioned due to software rationalisation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

CA Scheduler Job Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.5
CA Scheduler Job Management
7.0

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Scheduler Job Management

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
CA Scheduler Job Management

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