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Advanced Systems Concepts Seeks to Automate Real-Time Data Access


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Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI) released an update to its flagship platform that adds support for Hadoop ecosystem as well as workflow performance. ActiveBatch Version 11 is designed to get data into the hands of end users in real-time.

The latest version of ActiveBatch, an IT automation solution, is intended to help users re-use and manage existing scripts, as well as build and maintain Hadoop processes with production-ready content.

The latest release of ActiveBatch V11 includes new managed file transfer capabilities. As transfers often contain the same or similar parameters, re-using account objects means users can reliably build and automate complex MFT workflows using Job Steps. Advanced filtering gives users more control when restricting transfers based on factors like relative age of the file, absolute age of the file or file size. In addition, these new capabilities allow users to check to see if files were successfully transferred, let users restart a transfer if an error is detected and initiate parallel transfer capabilities. ActiveBatch’s MFT Job Steps save development time and make the maintenance of these workflows simpler, as well as increases flexibility and performance. Another feature, FTP File Trigger, is intended to help manage processes in real-time as workflows are initiated with the creation or deletion of a file on an FTP server.

ActiveBatch Extension for Hadoop, along with automation and scheduling capabilities, provides users with more options making it possible to automate big data in a consolidated manner. The feature provides production-ready content for components of the Hadoop ecosystem including HDFS, Hive, MapReduce, Spark, HBase, Pig, Sqoop, and Oozie. With access to pre-built code that is pre-tested, the creation of workflows and workloads is simplified, enabling IT to more rapidly build and automate end-to-end workflows.

The new update also is engineered to help users take greater advantage of ActiveBatch’s advanced scheduling and automation functionality, including the creation of re-useable customizable templates. Job Steps can now be saved for future use, making it easy for other developers to re-use and re-purpose content, improving manageability and reducing the time spent scripting.

“By using pre-built actions, along with the ability to trigger events in real-time, IT managers have more time to take on interesting mission-critical challenges,” says Jim Manias, vice president at ASCI. “The amount of data is a roadblock, but so is the variety of systems. ActiveBatch already contains hundreds of integrations for a wide range of third-party applications to enable true end-to-end automation. Now with the addition of production-ready content for Hadoop, we continue to help developers focus more on function and less on coding.”

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