AWS Batch vs. Control-M

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Batch
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
With AWS Batch, users package the code for batch jobs, specify dependencies, and submit batch jobs using the AWS Management Console, CLIs, or SDKs. AWS Batch allows users to specify execution parameters and job dependencies, and facilitates integration with a broad range of popular batch computing workflow engines and languages (e.g., Pegasus WMS, Luigi, Nextflow, Metaflow, Apache Airflow, and AWS Step Functions).N/A
Control-M
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Control-M from BMC is a platform for integrating, automating, and orchestrating application and data workflows in production across complex hybrid technology ecosystems. It provides deep operational capabilities, delivering speed, scale, security, and governance.N/A
Pricing
AWS BatchControl-M
Editions & Modules
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On-Premise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BatchControl-M
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AWS BatchControl-M
Considered Both Products
AWS Batch

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Control-M
Chose Control-M
Redwood RunMyJobs seemed impressive as well since it was also cross-platform, flexible, and versatile. However, we went with Control-M because it was less expensive and we were already using it on our mainframe environment. The distributed version of Control-M was much more …
Chose Control-M
Since IBM Workload Automation isn't compatible with all of our project's operating systems, we've decided to switch to using Control-C instead. Second, the provider provides top-notch customer service in the event of an emergency. Control-M is a lightweight program that places …
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Features
AWS BatchControl-M
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
AWS Batch
7.7
6 Ratings
6% below category average
Control-M
8.8
58 Ratings
7% above category average
Multi-platform scheduling8.35 Ratings9.857 Ratings
Central monitoring7.75 Ratings9.956 Ratings
Logging7.35 Ratings9.657 Ratings
Alerts and notifications8.15 Ratings9.758 Ratings
Analysis and visualization5.95 Ratings3.855 Ratings
Application integration8.76 Ratings9.855 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AWS BatchControl-M
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
Apache Airflow
Apache Airflow
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.3 out of 10
Redwood RunMyJobs
Redwood RunMyJobs
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS BatchControl-M
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.8
(58 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BatchControl-M
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
More appropriate if you have a tech group that can use more of the AWS Batch rather than one or 2 things. It works great for me, but there was a huge learning curve the first week of using it. Now, I love it - and I hope to dig deep into other parts not just S3.
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BMC Software Inc.
Control-M is well suited for complex hybrid environments that contain many different platforms. It can handle several other scripts and has many different plugins that make the application more flexible. It can be used on-premises, in the cloud, or various scenarios. It is reliable and has been a leader in the scheduler space for several decades.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • S3 amount of files
  • Easy to share files to other sites
  • Like that the files and folders can be open and public or completely private
  • I like that you can have double or mirroring in different Data Centers for Data Recovery
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BMC Software Inc.
  • Control-M provides a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes in the organization. Nothing is hidden or left unattended in a timely manner.
  • The proper use of the BIM component has allowed the change of paradigm in the operation, adopting a proactive management instead of the typical reactive management in the event of production failures.
  • The use of Forecast and production simulations allows you to identify bottlenecks and focus first on managing those failures that have the greatest impact on production SLAs.
  • Control-M/Change Manager has arrived to shorten development cycles from requirements gathering to production testing. It has been a utility that monetizes the development of Jobs meshes.
  • The GUI is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs per day. This is certainly a challenge in designing a good user experience. I don't know if there is a reasonable limit to this. One of my clients runs more than 80,000 Jobs daily and the GUI remains smooth all the time.
  • Job-As-Code is a DevOps accelerator that has just begun to be adopted. Its implementation will make workload management even more cost-effective.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Jobs monitoring dashboards are not matured
  • Documentation and support is something which can be improved
  • Sometime i faced the slow response or slow in performance i would say
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BMC Software Inc.
  • As with most of the mainframe software products, documentation seems to be the weak link for the products - written by people and for people who already know what they need to do, not for people who are trying to figure how to use the product.
  • We are a large JES3 mainframe shop. As with all vendors who still provide software for mainframe systems, software is generally designed and developed for JES2 and is frequently not fully tested in a JES3 environment before being shipped out.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
BMC Software Inc.
It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like about Control-M. What can sometimes be confusing is the difference between different menus in Control-M. Sometimes, you can clearly see that different parts were designed and added by separate development groups. This leads to similar functions and visuals looking a little different in menus, etc.
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Reliability and Availability
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
We've had issues with a server crashing. The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
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Performance
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
We wanted to start everything on a scale & with fewer resources to manage the underlying infrastructure.
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BMC Software Inc.
Since IBM Workload Automation isn't compatible with all of our project's operating systems, we've decided to switch to using Control-C instead. Second, the provider provides top-notch customer service in the event of an emergency. Control-M is a lightweight program that places few demands on the server's resources.
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Scalability
Amazon AWS
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BMC Software Inc.
Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Overall over business is able to save the cost
  • Saved our times to improve the existing process
  • Able to integrate with other applications as well, so that is plus point
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BMC Software Inc.
  • In terms of ROI, Control-M pays for itself within 12 months of purchase, sometimes sooner. Pointing this out to your fellow product qwners will not make you popular.
  • By automating repetitive tasks you free staff from these mundane and error-prone roles and allow them to be more productive. An example would be using the AFT module for file transfers. File transfer scripts tend to be in-house scripts that need maintaining. Using the AFT removes most of this overhead and allows for easy problem resolution.
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