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Compare JobScheduler With Cron

Compare with Cron

JS7 JobScheduler provides Cron administrators that want to move up to a more advanced solution with a tool that that will make their jobs easier to manage and more reliable. JS7 JobScheduler is simple to install and requires only a database and a Java Virtual Machine. In addition, it offers a number of features that will be of particular interest to Cron users, for example an automated conversion procedure for crontabs. Check the comparison table below which shows the JS7 features most relevant to Cron users alongside those provided by Cron.

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Feature Description
Automated crontab Conversion

Save time and reduce errors by automatically converting your Cron jobs to JobScheduler ... Read More


Simplify and rationalize your job scheduling calendar with reusable schedules, run-times and admission times ... Read More

Reusable Job Templates

Simplify and rationalize your job management through the use of job templates and reusable objects such as schedules to configure similar tasks ... Read More

Jobs and Workflows

Make your jobs more meaningful by using workflows that include a larger number of jobs grouped by workflow patterns and that map to your IT processes ... Read More

Complex Job Dependencies

Speed up job processing by adding job dependencies. This allows for example to fork and join processing of jobs in parallel. JS7 supports a number of workflow patterns for sequential and parallel execution ... Read More

Job Queuing

Optimize processing speed and reliability by queuing jobs that are scheduled to start until resources become available ... Read More


Run jobs and workflows at regular intervals, for example to check if files arrived in a web site or server ...

File Watching

Monitor directories to check if a file has arrived. JS7 can automatically start workflows and jobs in the event that files arrive in a directory ... Read More

Steady State Checking

Improve reliability by checking that large files arriving in monitored directories have been completely written to disk before further operations are started ... Read More


Automatically send notifications such as e-mail based on the job execution result being successful or failed ... Read More

JSON Job Definitions

Generate jobs and workflows in JSON format ... Read More

No-code User Interface

The JS7 GUI offers graphical management of jobs, workflows and dependencies ... Read More

Central Logging

Automatically stream log information of jobs from any JS7 Agents to a central point of control ... Read More

Job History

Easily monitor the execution history of jobs and workflows ... Read More

Maintenance Windows

Prevent jobs from running during a specific period of time, for example in case of system maintenance. In this event job execution can be postponed to a later point in time ... Read More