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CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) is a workload automation tool supplied by CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates). The name of the product has gone through various iterations; previous versions to r11.3 were known as "Unicenter AutoSys Job Management", the AE part referring to AutoSys Edition (there are other CA Workload Automation tools that have other suffixes).
AutoSys was first developed by William Arntz who created AutoSystems Corp to market it. He had partnered with Frederick Lenz during the inception, development and ultimately the marketing of the product. It was eventually sold to Platinum Technology International in 1995 (one of many systems management companies acquired by Platinum Technology that year). Platinum invested in new features and functionality including the Xpert and JobVision modules. In May 1999, Platinum was itself acquired by Computer Associates International, Inc. ("CA").
The AutoSys r11 architecture is a 3-tier architecture consisting of Client utilities, Application Server(s) / Scheduler Server(s) and Database(s). A SDK has been included with AutoSys r11 allowing in-house code to connect to the Application Server(s) in the same way as the supplied client (agent and interface) components.
A multi-threaded process which selects events from the Event Server and processes them. Includes multiple event batching and dynamic thread creation.
Handles the Database connectivity for the AutoSys r11 clients, Command Line Utilities and the GUIs. It has a persistent connection to the DB to allow improved response speed.
The DB containing the events.
The default user interface for AutoSys is Workload Control Centre (WCC). It consists of a number of applets that provide job management:
eTrust Embedded Entitlements Manager allows user and group access to AutoSys and WCC resources via an ACL administered GUI, access can be granted or denied based upon filters and groups or managed explicitly.
Several components used by AutoSys are shared with other CA products (e.g. CA NSM or CA Audit) and are stored in a common folder.