ASG-Zena Overview

ASG-Zena is the #10 ranked solution in our list of top Workload Automation tools. It is most often compared to Control-M: ASG-Zena vs Control-M

What is ASG-Zena?

ASG-Zena is a robust, enterprise-wide workload management solution for distributed operations environments that support “event-based” scheduling as well as traditional time and date-based scheduling methodologies.

ASG-Zena provides non-invasive integration of legacy applications, ERP, and newer, “message aware” environments such as .NET and J2EE that offer advanced IT process automation. From a single console, users can manage workloads and several scheduling points across multiple platforms, including Windows , as well as multiple UNIX and Linux operating environments and on the AS/400. ASG-Zena improves efficiency and reduces costs. It also offers exception-based management, a highly scalable component-based architecture, fault tolerance, role-based security, and graphical drag-and-drop workload definition. (https://www.asg.com/Smart-Catalog/ASG-Zena.aspx)

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Enterprise Business Intelligence Administration and Management at a government with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
A stable and reliable product that provides quick visualizations to see where things are

What is our primary use case?

We use it across mainframe Linux and Windows environments for batch and full workflow dependency. We do a lot of ETLs, so there are a huge number of dependencies, such as, get the flat file from an SFTP or call a script to pull the data out of a data structure. If you don't have the data, then nothing else should run.

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found the scheduling feature the most valuable. I can map dependencies by using ASG-Zena. It gives a nice, quick visualization as to where things are."
  • "The scheduling mapping is a little disjointed. There is no wizard-type approach. There are a lot of different things that you have to do in completely different areas. They could probably add the functionality for creating all components of a mapping or an OPA schedule. The component creation could be done collectively rather than through individual components."

What other advice do I have?

It is a very stable product, and it has a long-term history of reliability. However, in our organization, we're moving away from mainframes. They just do not fit with where we're going architecturally. My advice would be to not go for mainframe solutions because mainframes are dead. I would rate ASG-Zena an eight out of ten.
CS
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Helps keep the business running 24/7 and has good integration

What is our primary use case?

We are looking to use Zena for automation on the mainframe but for now, we use it for scheduling batch jobs but only for Migos applications. We're looking to expand it for application planning on the mainframe. We want it to mitigate human errors and do end to end batch processing. We only use it now for Linux and Windows. We want to use it for various platforms. Our IT Infrastructure is very diverse and we want Zena to replace human intervention.

Pros and Cons

  • "We haven't had any problems since we installed it. It runs as expected, we haven't had any critical problems. It helps keeps the business running 24/7."
  • "In the next release, I would like the user experience to be improved. The user interface should be more appealing to gen-z."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a ten out of ten because we are happy with it. I would recommend using this solution on Linux or AIX because the performance is better. It's more secure and stable. We haven't had any problems since we installed it. It runs as expected, we haven't had any critical problems. It helps keep the business running 24/7. There is a lot to learn from it. Zena can be used in many applications. In the next release, I would like the user experience to be improved. The user interface should be more appealing to gen-z.