What is autosys? Why do we need to use autosys?

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  • Aug 29th, 2007

Autosys is a product from Platinum, it is a job scheduling software. Most basic job scheduling is done using unix - Cron (or windows - AT), which is time based", it will fire the job based on the clock. However, in real business, you need to fire jobs not just based on scheduled time, but also based on events (like an arrival of a file), and, based on the success or failure of other jobs. Autosys is a total job scheduling solution that allows you to define these events, dependencies, time schedules, alerts, etc, making it a complete data center automation tool.

Autosys is a job scheduling software like Control - M and cron, with the help
of autosys we can define the runtime,day,date,week and which script or program
needs to be run.
The main advantage of using autosys w.r.t crontab is that it is has a Java front
end too, so a person do not need to be a Unix champ to create or change a job in
the attributes of AUTOSYS :

Job_name :
script :
machine it has to run on :
error log :
output log :
alarm :

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Lokesh Talawar

  • Dec 16th, 2011

Autosys is used for defining, scheduling and monitoring jobs. These jobs can be Unix script, java program or any other program which can be invoked from shell.

Lokesh Talawar

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Vikas K Gupta

  • May 24th, 2014

Autosys is a job scheduling, monitoring as well as reporting tool. We can schedule jobs in autosys using jil code based on time and event, We can also monitor those jobs.

The advantage of using Autosys, we can schedule jobs based on the condition of other jobs inside its container(Box job). We can regroup the jobs as one batch. whenever one job is finished its execution the other job will start at the moment if we give success condition upon this. there are also other conditions by which we can make jobs interdependent inside box job.

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Ravindra Seelam

  • Dec 21st, 2016

AutoSys is an automated job control system for scheduling, monitoring, and reporting. These jobs can reside on any AutoSys-configured machine that is attached to a network.
Converting cron to JIL (UNIX Only) => cron2jil
There are the two methods you can use to create job definitions:
1. Using the AutoSys Graphical User Interface (GUI).
2. Using the AutoSys Job Information Language (JIL) through a command-line interface.

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