BMC Control-M 7: A Journey from Traditional Batch Scheduling to Workload Automation
By Qiang Ding
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Released: October 2012
Pages: 534

In Detail

Control-M is one of the most widely used enterprise class batch workload automation platform. With a strong knowledge of Control-M, you will be able to use the tool to meet ever growing batch needs. There has been no book that can guide you to implement and manage this powerful tool successfully... until now. With this book you will quickly master Control-M and be able to call yourself "a Control-M" specialist!

"BMC Control-M 7: A Journey from Traditional Batch Scheduling to Workload Automation" will lead you into the world of Control-M and guide you to implement and maintain a Control-M environment successfully. By mastering this workload automation tool, you will see new opportunities opening up before you.

With this book you will be able to take away and put into practice knowledge from every aspect of Control-M - implementation, administration, design and management of Control-M job flows, and more importantly how to move into workload automation and let batch processing utilize the cloud.

You will start off with batch processing and workload automation, and then get an understanding of how Control-M meets these needs. Then we will look more in depth at the technical details of Control-M, and finally look at how to work with it to meet critical business needs. Throughout the book, you will learn important concepts and features, as well as learn from the Author's experience, accumulated over many years. By the end of the book you will be set up to work efficiently with this tool and also understand how to utilize the latest features of Control-M.

Approach

This book is written in a direct to-the-point style to provide everything you need to start with Control-M. From this book, you will not only learn the technical aspects of Control-M, but also understand how things should be done in real environments and why things are done that way.

Each chapter of the book starts with a short description of what you will learn and a list of things you are expected to master by the end of it. The book can be read straight through, from cover to cover. It emphasizes the things you need to know, in a logical progression, along with advice for further reading or other tasks you might be interested in.

Who this book is for

This book is suitable for professionals who are beginning to use Control-M, but who also have some general IT experience, such as understanding the concepts of computer system architecture, operating systems, databases, and basic computer networking. Some entry level skills in scripting languages will be helpful along the way.

For those who are from a mainframe background or moving from other batch scheduling tools, you can use this book as a starting point.

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