What Is Job Scheduling?

The concept of a "job" in the technical sense dates back to mainframe days when users/programmers submitted a deck of punched cards or paper tape (which represented a job) to an operator who was responsible for running the job. The user then waited for the job to finish or came back later to pick up the printout and cards from the user bin.

Because not every job demands immediate execution, jobs can be scheduled to be executed in the future. For example, a system administrator might have a job list that he follows every night:

  • 10:00 PM: Run patient upload job
  • 11:00 PM: Run sales data reportn
  • 11:59 PM: Run database backup

Job scheduling is often referred to as running batch jobs or batch processing. These batch jobs typically run in the background and normally don't involve much user interaction. The variety of tasks that are now considered as potential batch jobs has grown significantly: It's not uncommon for larger organizations to run hundreds of jobs per hour, every hour of every day. And as the size and complexity of organizations continues to grow, so does the demand for batched jobs and a job scheduler.

Scheduling in the Enterprise

Getting Started with Quartz

Hello, Quartz

Scheduling Jobs

Cron Triggers and More

JobStores and Persistence

Implementing Quartz Listeners

Using Quartz Plug-Ins

Using Quartz Remotely

Using Quartz with J2EE

Clustering Quartz

Quartz Cookbook

Quartz and Web Applications

Using Quartz with Workflow

Appendix A. Quartz Configuration Reference

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Quartz Job Scheduling Framework(c) Building Open Source Enterprise Applications
Quartz Job Scheduling Framework: Building Open Source Enterprise Applications
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