Managing the recovery and flow of data files throughout your enterprise is much like managing the flow of oil from well to refinery – a wide range of tasks must be carefully completed to ensure optimal resource recovery. If these tasks are not handled properly, or are not addressed in the correct order, valuable resources may be lost. When the process involves multiple pipelines, systems, and variables, managing the flow of data can be difficult.
Organizations have many options to automate the processes of gathering data, transferring files, and executing key IT jobs. These options include home-built scheduling solutions, system integrated schedulers, and enterprise schedulers. Enterprise schedulers, such as Skybot Scheduler, often offer the most control over the organization’s workflow, as they offer the ability to create schedules connecting various applications, systems, and platforms.
In this way, the enterprise scheduler facilitates the transfer of data into and out of Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica Cloud, and ensures that raw materials are refined into valuable resources.
Enterprise Scheduling Automates Your Workflow
Think of an enterprise scheduler as the pipeline bearing data from its source to the refinery. Rather than allowing jobs or processes to execute randomly or to sit idle, the enterprise scheduler automates your organization’s workflow, ensuring that tasks are executed under the appropriate conditions without the need for manual monitoring or the risk of data loss.
Skybot Scheduler addresses the most common pain points associated with data recovery, including:
- Scheduling dependencies: In order for PowerCenter or Cloud to complete the data gathering processes, other dependencies must be addressed. Information must be swept and updated, and files may need to be reformatted. Skybot Scheduler automates these tasks, keeping the data recovery process consistently moving forward.
- Reacting to key events: As with oil recovery, small details can derail the successful mining of data. Key events, such as directory changes, file arrivals, and evaluation requirements can lead to a clog in the pipeline. Skybot Scheduler maintains the flow of data by recognizing these key events and reacting to them automatically.
Choose the Best Pipeline Available
Skybot Scheduler is one of the most powerful enterprise scheduling solutions available today, and is the only enterprise scheduler integrated with PowerCenter and Cloud.
Capable of creating comprehensive cross-platform automation schedules, Skybot Scheduler manages the many steps in the process of extracting, transforming, and loading data. Skybot maintains the flow of data by recognizing directory changes and other key events, and reacting to them automatically.
In short, by managing your workflow, Skybot Scheduler increases the efficiency of ETL processes and reduces the potential of a costly error.
To learn more about the power of enterprise scheduling and the Skybot Scheduler check out this webinar: Improving Informatica ETL Processing with Enterprise Job Scheduling or download the Free Trial.