My report on BMC’s Control-M’s recent updates catering to developer is now up, for 451 clients.
The 451 Takes is below:
BMC’s proposition to speed up the batch job process cycle squares with what we tend to see in the mainstream wilds of IT. Cloud and devops are creeping into these shops at a steady pace. These shops often have sophisticated batch job processing at their center – submitting inventory orders, processing HR files, supply chain analytics, or otherwise nightly updating the enterprise state machine to drive decisions and actions in the next business day. These processes are ensconced in very tightly wound ‘legacy’ layers like mainframes, batch job processes and relational databases. Businesses need to evolve new application layers on top of these core legacy layers, so enterprises are looking at ways to ‘pace layer’ these services by layering RESTful APIs or, as is the case here, adding self-service interfaces for interacting with batch job management. Speeding up all aspects of the enterprise IT process certainly seems advisable – in our recent devops market study that looked at the early ‘mainstream’ devops market, we found that half of respondents wanted to deploy their software to production more often, pointing toward the need to speed up the entire application development pipeline.
451 clients can read the whole report here, or apply for a trial if you’d like to peek behind the paywall.