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As an alternative to Autosys, what is the best open source job scheduler? This question is a bit subjective but I'm looking for something that is widely used in production environments, has a good community, and has enterprise grade features.

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I had evaluated "Job Scheduler" at a former job. I don't remember specifics, but I do remember that it compared well with the commercial alternatives. They went with the commercial alternative, but not for technical reasons.

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Googling led to this and I'm about to evaluate it. Were you able to test other open source job schedulers as well? If so, how did they compare? –  oninea Mar 12 '10 at 1:59
Thats the only OSS one that was evaluated. They ended up choosing Cybermation Espresso (now from CA). There seem to be many alternatives these days: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_scheduler . You should let us know when you decide. –  Not Now Mar 12 '10 at 2:43
Yes, will try to evaluate a couple and will get post back to this thread. Thanks. –  oninea Mar 12 '10 at 3:33

I've written an Autosys like scheduler in Java for my client with all essential features of Auytosys like job types (box, command, file watcher), dependencies, global flags, box load etc ...

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Schedulix is an open source platform for job scheduling. I cannot tell you if this is the "best" alternative to CA's AutoSys for your scenario, but it might be worth a shot. It's based on the BICsuite enterprise scheduler.

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