Best Free Job Schedulers For .NET Applications
August 18, 2012 at 4:47 AM
What is a Job Scheduler?
A job scheduler is a software application used for background executions of real time business activities without any user intervention for triggering the event. Once scheduled it should execute the desired application/process at the set time continuously automatically.
job schedulers are used in process automation to launch executable files and also execute database procedures automatically.In enterprise applications Jobs are configured using Web Services and also using Windows Services.
Here in this article I will explain some of the best available Free Job Schedulers for .NET applications.
Quartz.NET is a excellent free open source job scheduling system.It is the .NET count part of popular opensource Java job scheduler Quartz Framework.Quartz.NET can be used in small applications as well as large enterprise applications.
Quartz.NET can run as stand alone application,can be embedded within another stand alone program and can be instantiated as a cluster of stand-alone programs with load balancing and failover capabilities.
More Features and downloads can be found at Quartz.NET
Taskforest is another open source job scheduler which is fairly simple to use.Chaining of jobs are possible and it uses plain text configuration files to specify the task dependencies and time dependencies.The RESTful Web Service Version of TaskForrest enables you to integrate TaskForrest to any programing language application you are writing.
More details can be seen at TaskForrest