JobScheduler runs executables, scripts and database procedures and can be operated with e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle databases.

JobScheduler provides sequential and parallel task execution, job chains, cross-platform scheduling, events, job synchronization, load sharing, fail-over and a real API. Jobs can be executed with the JobScheduler Master (Linux/Windows) and with platform independent Agents.

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  • Linux/Windows JobScheduler Master with platform independent Agents
  • Wide range of supported DBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 etc.)
  • User Interfaces for real-time monitoring (JOC) and job management (JOE)
  • Start Times and Time Slots for job execution
  • Jobs and Job Chains with dependencies
  • Scripting capabilities for complex conditions and workflow control
  • Error handling (suspend job, repeat job)
  • High Availability by clustering and resilience
  • Cross-Platform Scheduling with SSH and with Agents on any platform
  • Central Configuration (Master + Agent)
  • File Watching for automated job starts on arrival of files
  • Managed File Transfer (FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, HTTP etc.)
  • Lock Management for mutual exclusive jobs
  • Programming Interfaces (XML, API)
  • Notifications by e-mail
  • Monitoring Interface with System Monitors (Nagios, Zabbix etc.)
  • Reporting Interface for job execution history

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  • It has a lot of features but it is a bit hard to find out how to use them. It desperately needs a better GUI for job/jobchain development.

  • Very good Software.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Very nice app :)

  • After 4 hours of trying to install this crap it didn't work. Grrrr The installation instructions are just terrible for no reason and I believe they are also old. Glad it was free so I can only realistically be mad for a minute. :) But seriously, this seemed so promising but I guess to for most people it works and from the website, it seemed like it was going to be "The" answer but I'm not going to participate in too much suffering before I decide to move on. So I'm looking for other solutions.

  • I have been using Job Scheduler for several years now in development, qa, and production environments. I find that it is a dependable and very capable scheduler. Here are some of the features that I find very valuable: 1. The ability to created nested job chains. These enable me create a chain and use it in multiple workflows. 2. The web interface is very thorough; it has views for all of the jobs, job chains, and orders. The web interface enables you to view a job/chain/order state, progress, and configuration. It enables you to see a log for a job, create an adhoc order, and much more. 3. Creating the jobs, chains, and orders are easily done using the included job editor acc. are stored in XML, so it is easy to use a utility like sed to create variants of a job, chain, or an order. 4. It connects to several databases such as Oracle and PostgreSQL. I have connected to both without issue. 5. SOS responds well to bug and feature requests. The forums on SourcForge are active and monitored by SOS. If you are considering a job scheduling application, I highly suggest downloading and using Job Scheduler before trying the other open source and commercial products.

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Additional Project Details


English, German

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators, Developers

User Interface

Web-based, Non-interactive (Daemon), Console/Terminal, Command-line

Programming Language

C++, JavaScript, Java, Scala