Chapter 1. Get to Know the Concept

Before we dive deep into the concept of Control-M, let's relax a little bit by beginning with a brief lesson on the history of batch processing. In the first chapter, we will be looking at the basic fundamentals of batch processing and the ever growing technical and business requirements, as well as related challenges people are facing in today's IT environment. Based on that, we will look at how can we overcome these difficulties by using centralized enterprise scheduling platforms, and discuss the features and benefits of those platforms. Finally, we will get into the most exciting part of the chapter, talking about a brand new concept, that is, workload automation.

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