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Integrations for z/OS Mainframe

Bring mainframe workloads into enterprise processes

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Integrate mainframe batch processing into enterprise workflows

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Reduce mainframe operating costs by moving scheduling to Tidal

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Apply advanced scheduling functionality to z/OS jobs

Offload Mainframe Scheduling

Managing z/OS mainframe processes is a business-critical effort. As organization incorporate a growing number of applications on a range of distributed devices, it’s important to manage them centrally and avoid islands of automation. When you offload scheduling from the mainframe, you can reduce your mainframe operating costs.

With Tidal’s z/OS integration, mainframe job scheduling in JES can be orchestrated within overall business processes for end-to-end management and automation. Once integrated, use the Tidal platform to:

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

How It Works

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Our integrations for z/OS function differently than other Tidal integrations due to mainframe architecture. Tidal orchestrates z/OS systems as another scheduling target with these options:

  • Our agent acts as a delegate for the Tidal Master to execute jobs on the mainframe.
  • Our gateway monitors jobs running in the mainframe scheduler and enables you to establish dependency relationships between those jobs and Tidal jobs.

You can use the agent, the gateway or both depending on what you want to accomplish with your mainframe scheduling.