As it did in the last two reports, The EMA Radar Report bestowed its highest product strength scores to BMC's Control-M solution. The report lauded Control-M's SLA-awareness and compliance management as key differentiators with the ability to proactively identify bottlenecks and deriving their impact on corporate SLAs as a central strong point. The report also noted Control-M's simplified user interface that enables efficiency and overall requires less training.
"EMA's report further validates Control-M as the market leader in the workload automation market," said Gur Steif, president, Workload Automation at BMC. "As companies traverse the digital economy, more and more are leveraging Control-M to provide the automation needed to reduce costs, quickly deploy services and ultimately increase their competitiveness."
Commenting on Control-M, Frank Waegeman, team manager Service Management, Colruyt Group stated, "Colruyt is a fast growing supermarket chain known for low prices. To keep costs down, we look for savings in every area of our business. Control-M enables us to automate 250,000 batch jobs a day including our produce supply chain. By analyzing data associated with produce such as type, weight and volume, we optimize the loading of delivery trucks, which results in vehicles that are 95 percent full, saving time and money. With Control-M at the heart of our operational environment, we can easily integrate new equipment into our systems, which helps us leverage technology to compete in the digital economy."
According to the EMA Radar Report, "BMC has a strong history in workload automation and is one of the best-established vendors in the market." Product highlights noted in the report include:
Application Integration - A wizard-based interface that allows for the creation of an adapter for any application to extend full Control-M automation capabilities to the application.
Workload Change Management – This collaboration portal automates and simplifies application workflow creation across the development, test, and production environments to dramatically improve speed and quality of deployments.
Integrated SLA Management – SLA management is abstracted from the job stream to allow management of SLAs outside of job definitions which is essential for visibility and control.
Self Service – The self-service dashboard provides a simple, service-centric view for business users to allow monitoring of workload process and request changes. An iOS and Android dashboard is also available for mobile access.
Big Data/Hadoop – Control-M's deep integration for the Hadoop ecosystem includes support for HDFS, MapReduce, DistCp, Pig, Hive, HiveServer2, Sqoop, Tajo and Spark. Workflow execution provides real-time integration with YARN and the Hadoop environment to ensure accurate status of workload progress and support for complex operational actions. It also allows users to execute workflows defined in Oozie through Control-M or convert Oozie jobs to Control-M using an intuitive, wizard-based interface.
To access the EMA Radar Report for Workload Automation, visit http://www.bmc.com/forms/WLA-CR-BMCcom-EMARadar-March2016.html
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