IBM Mainframe

IBM Z Linux Job Scheduler Integration

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 Linux jobs

Comprehensive IBM Z Linux Workload Scheduler for z/OS

With Tidal’s z/OS Linux integration, teams can seamlessly orchestrate mainframe job scheduling within their overall business processes, enabling end-to-end management and automation without the need for scripting.

The zLinux agent, installed on the mainframe, acts as a delegate of the Tidal Master and performs various tasks. This fault-tolerant agent possesses extensive capabilities, including:

  • Knowledge of the jobs to be run
  • Time-dependent scheduling
  • APAR support
  • Transmitting back completion status and output
  • Triggering actions in Tidal based on events occurring in mainframe processing
  • Prioritizing critical jobs

Tidal’s z/OS Linux integration and its z-centric agent allows teams to incorporate critical z/OS jobs into their enterprise workflows, benefiting from the advanced automation features and reducing operational expenses.

Best In Class IBM Workload Automation

Tidal offers an extensive range of features, apps, and plugins designed to enhance job scheduling and simplify enterprise processes. With support for various operating systems including Microsoft Windows, AIX, UNIX, and z/OS, Tidal provides a comprehensive solution for managing job workflows.

  • Define and manage dependencies between jobs for efficient scheduling.
  • Monitor and manage job schedules using a user-friendly dynamic workload console.
  • Identify critical paths to meet completion time goals.
  • Seamlessly transfer data sets between systems during job workflows using file transfer functionalities
  • Resolve job scheduling issues with detailed job logs and status codes

Tidal offers z-centric capabilities, including support for JCL execution, detailed information about job streams and logs, and integrations with IBM’s subsystems like JES and TSO.

Integrate Process & Resource Management

Using agent lists, you can assign a group of machines to handle a workload. It’s easy to do dynamic load balancing by increasing or decreasing the number of machines doing work. The result – improved resource management and reduced costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Tidal?

    Tidal is a comprehensive enterprise job scheduling solution designed to automate business processes. Its intuitive user interface caters to both developers and non-developers, ensuring ease of use.

    To ensure smooth operations for you and your team, Tidal provides extensive 24/7 support information and troubleshooting assistance to users.

    Tidal regularly introduces feature enhancements to improve functionality with evolving job scheduling requirements.

    Learn more about how our pre-built integrations enable IBM workflow orchestration within your critical business processes.

  • How does Tidal work as an IBM workload scheduler agent?

    The workload scheduler agent in Tidal serves as a delegate of the Tidal Master and is installed on the IBM Z Linux mainframe. Tidal supports variable substitution and routopts for users to define how IBM Z Linux jobs are routed and executed.

    Tidal's domain manager provides efficient organization and resource allocation for job scheduling. Time-dependent scheduling, specified in the format of, allows precise job execution, while initialization statements and OPC's control optimize job routing and execution.

    Read more about Tidal’s powerful mainframe job scheduling and enterprise-class automation.

  • Does Tidal provide automatic recovery capabilities for batch jobs?

    Yes, Tidal offers automatic recovery features that can help ensure the successful execution of batch jobs in the IBM Z Linux environment. It helps recover from failures or errors during job execution, minimizing disruptions and promoting job completion.

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  • How does Tidal support job submission and scheduling syntax?

    Tidal provides comprehensive support for job submission and scheduling syntax commonly used in the IBM Z Linux environment. This ensures compatibility and seamless integration with existing job scheduling processes, making it easier to define and manage job workflows.

    Users can define and configure specific settings based on the workstation name and create scheduling environments tailored to their unique requirements.

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  • Can Tidal integrate with IBM subsystems such as JES and TSO?

    Yes, Tidal integrates with subsystems like JES (Job Entry Subsystem) and TSO (Time Sharing Option) to provide advanced job scheduling functionalities.

    Tidal also supports IBM’s WebSphere Application Server and several other integrations with API including SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products), Oracle, Java, ISPF (Interactive System Productivity Facility). Users can also utilize command line and CMD to execute various job scheduling tasks.

    Learn more about the 60+ integrations to help expand Tidal’s value and reach across various enterprise processes.