As is almost the norm by now, I am writing a blog on the subject of the SOS JobScheduler again this year.
As you already know, Würth Phoenix is an official partner of the German company SOS Berlin, the creator of the SOS JobScheduler. In our role as partner, we not only resell the JobScheduler solution, but we also offer consulting activities for SOS JobScheduler implementations, sizing and so on.
As I write this blog, the new SOS JobScheduler version 1.13.9 has been released.
The JOC Cockpit has continued to prove itself over the past few months. Using it, in turn, has become easier and more stable. Most importantly, the configuration of jobs, job chains, etc. can now be created quite comfortably via the JOC Cockpit website.
A special point that I really like at the moment is the graphical representation of the job chains in the JOC Cockpit. This view makes it easier to work with complex job chains. And new employees in particular can find their way around existing job chains relatively quickly.
Here is an example JobChain representation along with a brief explanation: The chain starts with a job named “job6”, which in turn starts “job7”. The process is then split, which means that in our case six jobs are carried out at the same time, and only when all six jobs have been processed to completion does “job14” continue, which is the end of this chain.
For SOS Berlin, too, the security of its system is increasingly important, and with the release of each new version, newly discovered vulnerabilities are being continuously resolved.
From my own experience, I can now say that the current version of the SOS JobScheduler is very stable and reliable. Even with 13,000 jobs started in 24 hours on an SOS JobScheduler system with 2 CPUs and 16 GB of RAM, I haven’t been able to identify any problems.
It’s important for me to inform you that SOS Berlin is now working on JobScheduler version 2.0.0, which is expected to be released in June 2021. According to the release notes, the following major changes are expected:
Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to test this version yet, but some of these topics sound very promising.