Measuring System Performance

March 26th, 2019|1 Comment

We all want our Automic systems to run as fast as possible. Therefore, you should perform regular performance measurements. To test the performance of your Automic system, you have several options. You probably know [...]

New Features in the AWI V12.2

August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Just in time for the CA Automation Summit, Automic Version V12.2.0 has been released. Last week I described my (very good) first impression of it. Now I'm starting a small series of articles where [...]

Quo Vadis Automic?

July 26th, 2018|1 Comment

I was on summer vacation for only a short time and whoops... I missed some really big developments at Automic! To be more precise: There were 3 important events. 1. [...]

V12.1 Features: VARA-To-Chart

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

A few months ago, Automation Engine version 12.1 was released. At the same time we also got a major release for Automic Analytics. AE 12.1 now uses Analytics 2.0. In this new version, Analytics [...]

Who killed my AE?!?

July 14th, 2017|4 Comments

And then it happens again. Horrified, the administrator observes how two or three DWPs (Dialog Work Processes) one after the other stop responding. Ten minutes later, the first one is even grayed out, the [...]

Automic World 2017 in Dusseldorf

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week the Automic World Europe took place in Dusseldorf – and not often has an Automic event been anticipated with so much excitement. It was, after all, the first major Automic conference after the [...]

  • V12 Features: The Service Level Manager

V12 Features: The Service Level Manager

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The V12 is already a few months old and I already wrote an overview about its features and more detailed articles about V12 Analytics and the Zero Downtime Upgrade. In this article, I will present [...]

  • A Look into the AE Crystal Ball

A Look into the AE Crystal Ball

December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

2017 is coming and I am really curious about what the year will bring. And of course I am especially interested in what will happen with Automic and CA. While we don't know what the [...]

This was Automic Live 2016

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

I love to visit Automic Conferences! You always meet interesting people, can talk, listen to the latest information from Automic and get to know customer use cases. 2016 had a lot of conferences for me: In [...]

Breaking News: CA is buying Automic!

December 1st, 2016|4 Comments

This article contains my first reaction to the News. You can find further information about the purchase and my thoughts about it in my newer article After the Acquisition: Thoughts about the Future of Automic. Since [...]

Video Blog: AE Object Type JOBS.GENERIC

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It's Youtube time, again. I've got the next video of my series "Features of the V11" ready. This is the 4th video in this series. If you have missed the presentations of the other nice V11 features, [...]

How to Find Skipped Jobs

November 15th, 2016|1 Comment

Since V11.2, ONE Automation has a cool new feature: Thanks to Zero Downtime Upgrades you can upgrade your Automic System without service interruptions. But this does not mean that you’ll get away without any downtime [...]

3 Reasons to Query the AE Database with SQL

November 4th, 2016|8 Comments

What? An article on a Friday instead of a Tuesday? What’s going on there? Don’t worry, I’m not sick and anarchy has not broken out in Austria. There is a very simple explanation: Right now [...]

How the V12 Analytics Work: Talking with Automics‘ Tobias Stanzel

October 25th, 2016|Comments Off on How the V12 Analytics Work: Talking with Automics‘ Tobias Stanzel

Automic’s V12 was introduced on October 4 and brought us several innovations. I have already provided a brief overview of V12 shortly after its publication. In this article I introduce you to my most favorite new [...]

Testing Automation Engine V12: Is the Upgrade worthwhile?

October 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Testing Automation Engine V12: Is the Upgrade worthwhile?

The Automic Engine V12 has just been released and introduced, and I immediately installed it to take a look at it. I’m going to briefly introduce you to the most important innovations. I’m also going [...]

Database Workshop in Holiday Season

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever been to Vienna in the time before Christmas? Sure, the city is always worth visiting. But I think it's particularly nice in advent season. The old buildings are beautifully illuminated, there' snow on [...]

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The DB Workshop at the Automic World US

August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on The DB Workshop at the Automic World US

This was supposed to happen already last year: The U.S. debut of the Automation Engine Database Knowledge Workshop (DBKWS) The Automic World Conference took place in Scottsdale, AZ and I had everything prepared in cooperation [...]

Video-Blog: Automation Engine Object Type “Storage”

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Video-Blog: Automation Engine Object Type “Storage”

The Automation Engine Version 11 brought many new features. In my Workshops, I often notice that many users don't know the new objects and still use Automic the same way, they did with the older versions. [...]

How You Encrypt Passwords in Automic

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Passwords should never be visible in clear text. Period. However, with Automic up to Version 9, there was a problem: Accessing backend systems (like databases) requires a username and a password. There was no possibility [...]

Guestpost: Workflow Visualization with Workflow Visio(n)

July 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Guestpost: Workflow Visualization with Workflow Visio(n)

I’m happy to present to you another guest contribution! Today’s article is by Joel Wiesmann, a friend and fellow Automic Expert from Switzerland. He introduces his own tool for workflow visualization – very cool!!! [...]

Guestpost: Freeze! You’re under Upgrade

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Guestpost: Freeze! You’re under Upgrade

I am happy to announce that today's article is a guest post by Roney Uba. He's a friend and Automic Expert from Brasil. Enjoy! Depending on the size of your [...]

Review of the Automic World Conference 2016

June 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Review of the Automic World Conference 2016

In the meantime, the Automic World Conference is already one week past, but I’m still all hyped up. This event was the bomb. The best Automic Conference I’ve ever attended! Therefore, first things first: High [...]

How to Improve your AE Systems with Automation Guidelines

May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on How to Improve your AE Systems with Automation Guidelines

I work with many organizations and Automation experts. And I am always surprised how few of them use clearly formulated Automation Guidelines. Some of them have formulated no guidelines at all. Some rules are passed [...]

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Preview: Automic World Europe 2016

May 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Preview: Automic World Europe 2016

It’s only a few more days to the Automic World Conference, and I’m looking forward to Berlin; two days of great presentations and the AE Database Refresher Workshop to follow right afterwards. The complete [...]