Some normalization projects

done by ISC

BNPP PF - Project "Job Unique"

Target: Merging the variations of jobs by country in single descriptions of "base jobs" within the Production repository. 

Impacts: Complete re-normalization of the workloads, jobs and files names due to abnormal differences introduced in each country. Instantiation of steps within the components in order to accommodate normal differences, specific to a target.

In numbers: Creation of 1336 unique job-chains and 22766 unique jobs, able to be automatically adapted when deployed to different countries.

BPCE-IT Natixis - Project "UNITED"

Target: To assimilate a set of external applications into the Natixis information system, while adapting it to the norms and tools of the company. 

 

Impacts: Transformation of CA-7 jobs definitions into IWS applications definitions, change of the applications, jobs and files names according to Natixis norms, adaptation of the steps to use different utilities (file transfer, monitoring, DBMS, etc...).

In numbers: 6900 CA-7 jobs transformed into 388 IWS applications.

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Normalization process :

Steps and examples of perimeters

Analysis

File: 

  • Analysis of the files' life cycle (creation, update, deletion and work).

  • Creation of a norm based on the nature of the files (ex: intra-application, temporaries, intra-job, inter-job).

JOB:  Searching for norms defined by the application, the domain, the business, etc... 

Scheduler: Validation of the nomenclature

From our experience, the percentage of Production components respecting the norms and standards is significantly lower than the customer estimates.

Modification

File:

  • Deletion

  • Creation

  • Renaming

  • Delete define GDG​

  • Repro VSAM

Job: 

  • Job names

  • File names

  • Sysin content (external and instream)

  • Schedulers' resources

Scheduler: 

  • Application names

  • Scheduled jobs

  • Resource names​

The transformation of the existing components is made possible by using our migration tools, personalized during the project to the specifics of the client and the recommendations of our our experts. 

Industrialization

File:

Automatic generation of files envelopes (e.g. GDG base), file system verifications, etc... 

 

Job:

  • Automatic insertion of technical steps within the jobs (deletions, backups, checkpoints,...) 

  • ​Functional utilities creation, facilitating the description of components.

  • Jobs transformation linked to the replacement of a utility by another (e.g.: transfer tools, SGBD, ect...)

Scheduler:

  • Automatic application of good practices, depending of the target scheduler. Such as :

    • Automatic insertion of Start/End operations, containing the external dependencies. 

    • Naming of the conditions in a "Job-to-Job" format.

  • Update of the operator instructions.

  • Resource creation depending on the content of the scheduled job.

  • Automatic insertion of systematic or deducible  operations.

General:

  • Automatic adaptation of the generated components to the specifics of the deployment target (e.g:nomenclature adaptation, adding/deleting steps, specific behavior)

  • Duplication of components to different targets and their specifics (e.g. divisions, entities, countries,...), from a single description. 

E-GEN, our Production repository software, allows the client to guarantee the compliance to the norms, standards and methods of deployments for all the creation and modifications of the components to come, thus avoiding drifts to reappear post-normalization. 

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Re-normalize your jobs and scheduler definitions

The norms and standards compliance is generally the cornerstone of an efficient Information System. Nevertheless, despite their conscientious application, drifts can be introduced by multiple sources: some team modifications, the evolution of the working methods, the integrations of new entities, or the lack of a reliable Production repository.

In order to tackle these anomalies, we accompany our clients throughout their normalization projects by relying on our software solutions to answer every needs of the normalization process : the analyses, the transformations, and even the integration of a Production repository.

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