Friday, February 20, 2015

Netman, ITA Agent and their sons

When TWS runs there are many processes involved, some are historical, others has been added in the latest releases for new functionalities.

In order to better manage the environment and autonomously troubleshoot issues, it can be useful to know when they run, which command starts / stops each process, and which main files and which TCP ports they use.

For this reason (and since some customers was asking for this information) I've decided to consolidate here this information, hoping this can be useful also to other TWS admins.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Workload Scheduler for Bluemix

Do you want to create an application on the web, but you don't want to spend time looking for a server, internet hosting, security, high availability, and other time consuming activites?
Bluemix is the Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution from IBM that works for you, you just select the runtime and the services you need and you are ready to create your applications.

Do you also need to schedule some activities or run part of your workflow as batch? Now you can use Workload Scheduler for Bluemix service.

With Workload Scheduler for Bluemix you can address simple and complex scheduling needs.

You can periodically call your Bluemix application to gather or process data.

You can wake up your code at a specific time.

You can split your application in a front end transactional part and a backend batch part.
The transactional part can start the batch part on Workload Scheduler for Bluemix via APIs that will take care of the batch process.
With the scheduler you are able to monitor the batch process, eventually recover errors, distribute the workload.

Optionally you can install agents on your own cloud or on premise servers and start a batch processes that runs on the cloud and on your premise, connecting your system of engagement running on Bluemix with the system of records that you need to keep on your premise.

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