Welcome to the Process Automation Blog, where you can read the perspectives from BSM experts. This Blog provides insights into the Process Automation solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Software systems workloads can always be articulated as a mix of two flavors of computing tasks: OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) Batch Processing OLTP is the computing activity of serving requests originated by interactive users waiting for an answer in a acceptable time; whereas, batch processing refers to programs running in the background trying to finish the given amount of work in the designated window of time. The key performance metric for OLTP system is the response time experienced by the end user, while for batch systems, the... [More]
IBM invites you to join the new Customer Collaboration Program! The Tivoli Workload Automation (TWA) 8.6 Customer Collaboration Program (CCP) - which focused on Release 8 Version 6 of TWSz and TWSd - has successful closed. This program involved Sixty-seven (67) companies in the development of the release and more then 64 enhancements were integrated into TWA 8.6. TWA development helds 30 Webcast session for demo session and design review and also 45 Usability session. IBM is glad to announce that the CCP will continue to build with... [More]
During last week’s reporting web conference , one question that was asked was how you could
configure your favorite reports to display directly on the Start Center. These might be reports you frequently access, or that you
want your users to focus on as they contain critical information.
One way you can do this is by using the Report List
Portlet. Within this portlet, you can select
any number and types of reports to display on the Start Center,
including detail, ad hoc and reports enabled thru report integrations.
On Tuesday, September 20 th , I had an amazing
opportunity to host a web conference for our Maximo and Version 7 clients. This session shared the latest information on Business Intelligence and Reporting, but most importantly - was opened up for over 60 minutes to give you - our clients - the opportunity to ask questions. With representatives from over 15 companies, you asked tremendous, detailed questions on reporting strategy and functionality. Your questions led others to ask questions - so you quickly learned information and best... [More]
QBE (Query by Example), also known as Data Download, is an
excellent way for you to quickly take the results of your application query
and/or filters and export them to Microsoft Excel. You can then view each of the list tab
fields, and perform additional analysis, combine the data with other queries,
print, or save.
However, often your users want to see additional fields in
the exported data. And the fields that
one user may want to see are not the same as fields another user may want to
see. You can modify the list of... [More]
the Version 7 product lines, there are numerous ways you can analyze
your data using the Business Intelligence tools. Each analysis mechanism has its own set of unique attributes, and can be used in a variety of situations.
As an IBMer immersed daily in a
sea of acronyms, I've listed these data options for you here with their identifying acronym - - in order of increasing data analysis capability.
– Query By Example. Often referred to as Data Download, this functionality uses your application’s filter... [More]
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Useful Tiny Little Things, a
series of topics that I will publish in the Process Automation blog. My
name is Leandro Cassa and I work at IBM as the CCMDB Level 3 support
team leader. The purpose of this series is to provide useful simple
things that we sometimes have no idea exist. These tips apply to CCMDB,
Tivoli Asset Management for IT, Service Request Manager, and other
products based on Tivoli's process automation engine. This week we'll get deeper into the Launch In Context feature. Launch In Context,... [More]
TSAM Extension for Workload Automation ( http://www.ibm.com/software/ismlibrary?NavCode=1TW10WS12 ) provides a solution to integrate Tivoli® Service Automation Manager with Tivoli Workload Automation. Tivoli Service Automation Manager assists you in the automated provisioning, management, and deprovisioning of IT landscapes, comprised of hardware servers, networks, operating systems, middleware, and application-level software. You can deploy, monitor, and manage cloud computing services. It also provides traceable approvals and processes. ... [More]
Each SQL query presented to the DBMS must be processed before data rows can be retrieved, updated, or inserted. Each SQL statement will be parsed and checked whether it is syntactically correct. In addition to parsing the query, the database optimizer will make decisions about what is the best access plan to process the SQL statement, using the statistics collected by the DBMS. Both parsing and optimizing the statements would introduce a certain amount of overhead to the overall processing time of the query. If a query needs to be executed... [More]
Hi Community ,
Please have a look at the following presentations: Tivoli Workload Automation 8.6 Presentations
These presentations will enable you to understand the value of this new release and how it can help your business.
Tivoli Workload Automation Development
have questions on the future reporting direction of Maximo? Have you heard about V7RI for Maximo 6 but don't know what it is? Are you having problems locating the listing of delivered reports in the Version 7 releases? Is it
true you can edit a QBR report in the 7.5 releases? To get these and other Maximo reporting questions answered, please join Pam Denny on Tuesday, September 20th at 10am EST for 90 minutes of a live, interactive session on Maximo reporting. For more information, see Pam's post on the Asset Management blog.
TWA 8.6 Feature: "Support for cross dependencies among jobs running on different scheduling engines" See the link in which you can find a detailed whitepaper on this feature! TWA CrossDep This feature enables Scheduling team to integrate workload running on different engines, which can be a mix of Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS engines (Controller) and Tivoli Workload Scheduler engines (Master Domain Manager and Backup Master Domain Manager). Scheduling business comprises multiple activities; some of which runs at different... [More]
Are you interested in solutions that handle high availability for unplanned outages considering all the components of your Tivoli's process automation engine (Tpae) based product? The white paper "Providing High Availability for Tivoli Process Automation Engine based applications" is now available on the ISM Library at http://ibm.co/oeuy1c
This paper explores high availability solutions for products based on Tpae. High availability solution for these products rely on the high availability of underlying components such as IBM... [More]
Maximo uses synonym domains for the purpose of "constant lookup" or translation, hence it is very common to see queries in Maximo containing multiple joins with table "SYNONYMDOMAIN" (or in the form of "in" or "exist" predicates). Interestingly, it is also common to see expensive queries in Maximo having one or multiple joins between large tables and table "SYNONYMDOMAIN". Take the following not-so-efficient query as an example: select * from sr
( status in ( select value from... [More]