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OUTDATED JOB SCHEDULERS CAN’T KEEP UP

Workload automation needs to meet current digital business requirements and be easy to connect across your diverse enterprise. Solutions need to be designed and built with the complexities of modern enterprise IT in mind.

That’s why Tidal Software, which first emerged in the 1970s, is no longer up to the job. Its age is showing, with complex licensing requirements, manual processes, endless add-ons and sky-high TCO. Tidal just can’t keep up with the high volume and dynamic scheduling required by your most important business applications. Now is the time to consider an alternative to Tidal workload automation.

AUTOMATION THAT MEETS MODERN BUSINESS NEEDS

You need modern workload automation that is easy to implement and operate while keeping costs under control.

Modern workload automation software also improves IT ops agility and frees your staff from the time spent completing unnecessary manual and repetitive tasks with outdated and complex job scheduling software like Tidal. Redwood provides all of this. And, thanks to consistent leadership, dedication and investment, Redwood’s workload automation and orchestration solution is at least five years ahead of any other automation or enterprise scheduler technology available.

One of the big benefits over Tidal is that Redwood offers all the automation functionality you need in a single package. It integrates seamlessly with all your applications, including SAP®. Redwood’s automation has been validated by SAP for full compatibility since its first release and Redwood has been an SAP partner for nearly 15 years. Redwood’s process automation works with all your applications right out of the box. As a result, you can automate your entire enterprise and reduce your TCO by up to 50%.

MODERN WORKLOAD AUTOMATION WITH SaaS

As the world’s only true SaaS workload automation solution, Redwood takes advantage of its cloud architecture to offer further benefits over on-premises or hosted alternatives:

FLEXIBLE
Automation on-demand. Unlimited scalability. Unlimited integrations.
PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE
Consumption-based pricing. No expansion constraints. Lowest TCO in the industry.
CLOUD-BASED
No additional infrastructure. No added maintenance. Guaranteed 99.95% uptime.
MANAGED SERVICE
Fast implementation. Easy migration. Fully managed environment.

In its “RADAR for Workload Automation” report, leading analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA®) ranked Redwood  as the best SaaS workload automation solution.

SIMPLE MIGRATION

As well as covering the challenges that traditional schedulers bring and how to solve them with modern job scheduling, the EMA report includes the latest stats on the state of enterprise workload automation, including:
45% of respondents to an EMA survey of IT and business leaders cite workload automation as their tool of choice for running all functions across the enterprise
60% of organizations use 2-4 workload automation tools, and 22% use four or more

AUTOMATE ANYTHING, ANYWHERE

Redwood makes it easy to automate any cross-platform process no matter where your applications are hosted, or what the underlying technologies are.

  • Automate real-time processes, file transfers and dependencies across any on-premises, cloud-based or containerized endpoint
  • Seamlessly coordinate and integrate legacy ERP systems, OS activity, API adapters and open-source software products
  • Enable DevOps to build consumable automation services and microservices using native SOA APIs and formats including REST/JSON and SOAP/XML
  • Coordinate big data across Amazon Redshift, SAP BW, Hadoop, Snowflake, Databricks, Google BigQuery and other data center systems

HIGH-VOLUME, DYNAMIC SCHEDULING

  • Single-tenant cloud architecture with zero-effort maintenance and guaranteed 99.95% uptime
  • Easily set flexible load balancing and process priorities across applications to provide reliable services to every end-user
  • Control servers and run scripts with lightweight, self-updating agents for Windows, Linux, AIX, HPUX, macOS, OpenVMS and Solaris
  • Easily move, copy and manage millions of files per month from anywhere to anywhere with included MFT capabilities

AUTOMATION AS SAAS

Cloud-based IT automation eliminates the hassle of hosting, deploying and maintaining automation platforms so your team can focus on orchestrating processes across on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

  • Coordinate deployment and provisioning applications in hybrid IT environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure
  • Automate virtualization including VMware, Xen and Amazon EC2 and containers such as Docker, Kubernetes and Amazon ECS
  • Move applications to Amazon, Azure, Google and other cloud platforms easily without additional licenses or tedious configuration management

EASE-OF-USE RIGHT FROM THE START

  • Object-oriented design makes it easy to run parallel environments simultaneously during migration
  • Securely access Redwood’s intuitive web interface through any browser without installation
  • Orchestrate your data management systems to ensure more timely and accurate results while reducing the need for troubleshooting
  • Use built-in SLA monitoring tools to guarantee performance of critical business processes and IT operations

LEAVE YOUR OUTDATED TIDAL JOB SCHEDULER BEHIND

As well as the benefits mentioned above, Redwood’s workload automation and orchestration solution also helps you to:

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Deliver high availability and dynamically balance workloads and activities across multiple systems and applications.
INCREASE VISIBILITY
Get a self-service view into critical processes, as well as status updates on approvals, decisions, and responses.
ENSURE GOVERNANCE
Define rules, structure, and security to reduce risk in business process execution.
REGAIN CONTROL
Manage process deadlines, workflows and decision making to react to ever-changing conditions before they impact your business.

Redwood's cloud-based automation makes a massive difference to us, not having to worry about hardware, infrastructure or maintenance costs. We have saved at least 10 working days through the lack of hardware failure alone – not to mention the time saved through increased efficiency.

Andrew Oldham, Supporter Data Manager, RSPB

LOWER YOUR OWNERSHIP COSTS WITH REDWOOD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tidal used for?

Tidal is a workload automation solution that was first introduced in the 1970s. Tidal was purchased by Cisco in 2009 (Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler) and is now owned by DKG. Today, many enterprises migrate to modern WLA solutions designed to manage cloud-based workflows. For example, Redwood is designed to manage scalable, dynamic workloads across on-premises and cloud-based systems so organizations can reliably automate IT and business processes regardless of the underlying technology. See what you can achieve with Redwood.

How do I know if I need an alternative to Tidal?

Organizations migrate to modern workload automation (WLA) tools in order to support complex, heterogeneous systems. Legacy solutions (Tidal, IBM and BMC Control-M) offer limited functionality out-of-the-box and can struggle with high-volume or cloud-based workloads. Modern WLA solutions such as Redwood make it easy to connect to virtually any endpoint and are designed to support cloud-native applications so you can easily meet new challenges. See what you can achieve with Redwood.

Is it easy to migrate from Tidal to Redwood?

Yes, Redwood makes it easy to migrate from legacy systems including Tidal Workload Automation. Redwood works with partners to ensure quick, reliable implementations and also provides hands-off upgrades, performance health checks, consultations and more, so your team can maximize ROI sooner rather than later. See what you can achieve with Redwood.

SEE REDWOOD WORKLOAD AUTOMATION IN ACTION

With Redwood’s cloud-native automation and orchestration platform, your business can transform to meet the challenges of the hybrid, digital enterprise. Achieve more through automation: more efficiency, more resiliency, more flexibility, more customer loyalty, and more opportunity. Let our team show you why thousands of leading organizations worldwide rely on Redwood to help them excel in the digital age with workload automation.

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