Tidal Explorer Features

Diagnostics, analytics and graphic visualizations to enhance your workload automation.

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Tidal Explorer™ is a powerful optimization toolkit for the Tidal Automation™ platform. It collects and reports data in graphical representations to facilitate analysis and identification of conditions that can affect the optimal processing of high-volume, complex workloads.

Designed for advanced users, the toolkit’s powerful features can enhance your ability to optimize schedules by highlighting the complexities of workload design structures, schedule performance and job stream interdependencies.

Tidal Explorer Features

Master Dashboards

Check the high-level status of all of your Tidal Masters in one view. Drill through to Dashboards per Master to review Job Runs Statistics over time, System Activity, Queue and Connection status data.

Job Design Visualization

Instantly reveals the design of your job structure hierarchies and dependency chains.  These “big picture” views highlight the complexities in your workload structures; fast-track design reviews, issue investigation and analysis; identify opportunities for improvement; and create design documentation directly from the schedule itself.

Calendar Design and Visualization & Calendar Change Impact Analysis

Lets you visualize and explore your Tidal calendars design. Transparently identifies the Tidal jobs, triggers and node outages that directly or indirectly reference a revised calendar. You can immediately see the potential impact of a calendar change on Tidal entities.

Schedule Comparison

Helps you detect variations between schedule components and job structures quickly and accurately. You can see differences in job definitions, job dependencies and job events. Easy-to-understand graphical views help to highlight differences between in-job structure and dependency chains.

Component Compare supports differencing of data from the varmst, jobclass, jobclassevent, trgmst, nodmst and servicemst tables between Tidal databases. Tidal Explorer supports Tidal workload automation database migrations with full-table comparisons of jobmst, jobdtl, jobdep, evntmst and usrmst tables between original and migrated Tidal instances.

Schema Compare supports comparison of the DB table and column definitions between Tidal databases

Schedule DevOps and Change Management

Facilitates improved DevOps and controlled Change Management of mission-critical Tidal schedules. You can fast-track the analysis, planning and communication of schedule changes and new schedule developments to accelerate time-to-value for new workflows. Build your change plans using job hierarchy data, and use our “Compare” function to verify that (1) all planned changes have been made, and (2) there are no unplanned changes.

Schedule Reporting

A diverse suite of standard reports encompasses the breadth of our analytical and collection functions. Reports fall into three categories:

Database Text Search

Automates and streamlines searching for any textual data in the Tidal database and removes the need for Tidal users, or DBA’s, to write custom SQL code and run the searches manually.

Run controlled searches for textual data, restrict the scope of the search by table and column and use wildcard pattern matching.

Easily answer questions like “Where am I using fileX in the schedule?” or “am I using myPassword in the schedule?”

Job Run Search and Output Compare

Accelerate job failure analysis and resolution. Streamlines the diagnostic process by:

Tidal Explorer Use Cases

Read three use cases for how you can automate smarter, faster and better!

Use Cases