Gateway for IBM z/OS Mainframe

Leverage enterprise-wide automation in mainframe environments for optimal business results.
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Orchestrate Your IBM z/OS Mainframe Activities Within Your Overall Business Processes

Gateway Overview

Mainframe Business Processing in a Distributed Environment

Managing z/OS batch processes is a mission-critical function in enterprise organizations. As IT data centers include a growing number of applications on a wide range of distributed devices, it’s important to ensure the mainframe processes aren’t operating as their own separate island. But mainframe batch schedulers cannot manage enterprise-wide workflow processes or broader workload automation activities.

With Tidal’s z/OS integration, mainframe job scheduling in JES can be orchestrated within the context of overall business processes for end-to-end process management and automation. The gateway enables users to see what’s happening in the mainframe scheduler and use mainframe file activities in Tidal file events.

The Tidal Automation Gateway for z/OS enables users to:

  • Submit and monitor mainframe jobs
  • Execute console commands (e.g., create a new file partition)
  • Create file dependencies
  • Monitor file events
  • Utilize batch as well as time- and event-based processing


More About This Adapter

How It Works

This gateway functions differently than most Tidal adapters due to mainframe architecture.

  • The gateway is installed on the mainframe and is the mechanism for communication with the agent (e.g., a job run in Tidal is passed through the gateway to the z/OS target).
  • The agent acts as a delegate for the Tidal Master to execute jobs on the mainframe.
  • The gateway incorporates JES jobs/activities into Tidal dependency trees (e.g., a JES job completes and triggers a job run in Tidal).
Features Summary
  • Unifies enterprise-wide job scheduling automation for z/OS Windows, UNIX, Linux, and other mainframe environments
  • Provides a single user interface to monitor and control jobs regardless of platform, allowing a centralized staff to be used for business operations
  • Eliminates the need to write scripts in order to set up job cross-dependencies
  • Runs JES, JCL, MVS commands and z/OS Unix System Services (USS) jobs
  • Supports dual directional FTP file transfers among the mainframe and another servers
  • Offers robust fault-tolerance
  • Sets multiple, conditional dependencies on z/OS jobs, job steps or condition codes
  • Allows mainframe jobs to be run based on the File Exists condition on another server
Benefits Summary
  • Improves productivity and reliability and decreases implementation and operations costs
  • Leverages and extends an existing investment in mainframe scheduling and reduces training time and management costs
  •  Increases productivity through expanded reach and granular automation capabilities
  • Prevents the disruption of critical processes
  • Centralizes and consolidates business operations, creating greater efficiencies
  • Saves time and money by automating advanced workflows

Where We Run

The Cloud

Tidal’s enterprise-wide automation platform transcends the inherent limitations associated with standalone point products or native cloud schedulers. We can automate and orchestrate cross-application workloads and enterprise-wide business processes that traverse multiple clouds and hybrid environments – all from a single-pane-of-glass view.


Tidal helps you optimize the value and performance of your legacy infrastructure while opening new opportunities to leverage next-gen applications and workflows. From pure on-prem to hybrid on-prem and cloud engagements – the answer is Tidal.

  • CentOS
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 & above
  • Linux PPC
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Open VMS
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server
  • Suse Enterprise
  • Tandem NSK
  • Ubuntu
  • UNIX
  • HPUX (PA-RISC, Itanium)
  • Solaris (Sparc, X86)
  • AIX
  • OS/400 iSeries
  • z/Linux
  • z/OS