Fully managed batch processing on distributed and mainframe platforms
IBM® WebSphere® Extended Deployment Compute Grid provides operational efficiency through a controlled blend of batch and online processing on a shared infrastructure. This multifunction, multiplatform Java batch software can improve the operational efficiency of business transaction processing. By simultaneously executing batch jobs and online transactions, WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid delivers a near real-time user experience and helps optimize costs.
WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid (formerly IBM WebSphere Compute Grid) can:
- Help simplify batch management by enabling the scheduling, execution and monitoring of batch job types with enhanced service policy and workload management.
- Increase production and operational efficiency by enabling you to share resources and development skills among batch and online transaction processing (OLTP).
- Address a number of usage patterns based on your requirements and using your existing infrastructures.
- Manage batch jobs from start to finish throughout disparate execution environments.
Help simplify batch management
- Manages batch applications and can deploy them to Java and non-Java EE execution environments such as IBM z/OS®, IBM CICS® and more.
- Supports IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS qualities of service. These include security, thread pooling, connection pooling, scalability, checkpoint algorithms, restart mechanisms, multithreading and threshold policies, and z/OS integration.
- Integrates workload management for goals-oriented execution. Batch jobs can be ad-hoc, event driven, batch throttled, paced and reprioritized to meet batch and OLTP service level agreements.
- Supports “batch as a service,” which is an emerging service paradigm for using Java batch front-end web services.
Increase production and operational efficiency
- Allows you to break massive batch jobs into manageable parallel tasks in a controlled manner that can help you maintain service level agreements.
- Provides usage reporting with System Management Facilities (SMF) records.
- Allows you to use scalable, high quality of service batch transaction processing based on mainframe capabilities, while making the most of widely available Java skills.
- Helps you simplify architecture and manage costs with shared service infrastructure for batch and OLTP.
- Can help reduce costs by executing batch processing in Java and offloading to IBM System z® Application Assist Processor (zAAP) engines on z/OS.
Address a number of usage patterns
- Share services and reuse code between OLTP and batch.
- Reduce batch windows or compress time using the parallel job manager.
- Run batch workloads in a 24x7 mode in conjunction with OLTP applications.
Manage batch jobs from start to finish
- Allows you to make the most of a cloud-based delivery model for your batch processing needs.
- Supports a range of job types including Java transactional batch, compute-intensive, and native execution, which enables non-Java workloads to run on distributed endpoints.
- Helps simplify start to finish batch management throughout different execution environments such as WebSphere Application Server and CICS.
WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid resources