Flux Praised as Strong Value in Enterprise Management Associates' Workload Automation Report

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Top Industry Analysts review the Workload Automation market and find Flux to be an exceptional value among leading vendors.

Strong Value Distinction on EMA Radar: Flux

We are impressed with the scalable architecture of Flux Workload Automation.

Today, Flux, a leading workload automation and managed file transfer solution, announced their selection and recognition as a Strong Value Vendor in the highly respected Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) 2012 report on workload automation.

EMA, a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, released their "EMA Radar for Workload Automation (WLA): Q2 2012" report last week. Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right Workload Automation (WLA) products, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA Senior Analyst, Torsten Volk.

Flux's Java-based cross-platform workload automation solution was recognized for exceptional strength in managed file transfer and ETL. EMA recommended Flux as a cost effective alternative choice to more complex and much higher priced solutions.

"The need for lightweight, robust ETL and file transfer solutions that can be easily integrated with custom and commercial enterprise software is rapidly increasing with the growing importance of Big Data," said Torsten Volk, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates.

"We are impressed with not only the scalable architecture of Flux Workload Automation, but also the excellent Java API and graphical user interface which makes Flux a very interesting solution for Big Data and DevOps requirements," Volk continued.

Delivering essential enterprise class workload automation features and an exceptional price point were key factors, but Flux was also praised on features and functionality.

  • Excellent API and cross-platform capabilities.
  • Little legacy overhead, making Flux a clean and easy-to-use architecture. Ideal for SOA deployments.
  • Native active-active clustering.
  • Resiliency for business critical automation workflows.
  • Native load-balancing and high availability are standard features in higher priced solutions, but singled out as an outstanding feature in Flux, as they are rare in low-cost solutions.

"We are pleased to see that the in-depth research conducted by EMA has proven Flux to be a strong contender and incredible value among the leading vendors in the WLA market," stated Dave Sims, Founder and CEO of Flux.

Sims also mentioned how proud he was of the entire Flux team. "When contacted by EMA analysts, clients praised our customer service and the simplicity of the product," continued Sims.

Always continuing to innovate, Flux has recently launched a free service called Floify. Floify provides most of Flux’s workload automation and file transfer capabilities in a SaaS format. Included in the report, EMA suggested that Floify is definitely worth evaluating as well.

The Flux Profile in the EMA Radar for WLA is freely available on the Flux website.

A free summary of the EMA Radar for Workload Automation is available from EMA.

Finally, the complete EMA Radar for Workload Automation is available from EMA.

About Flux

Flux is an enterprise software company dedicated to advancing workload automation and managed file transfer. First released in 2000, Flux has grown into a vital part of IT operations around the world with hundreds of customers in 36 countries.

With an emphasis on sophisticated job scheduling, managed file transfer, Web Services (SOA), and Java technology support, Flux delivers it all with a single point of control through a web browser. Intuitive modern interfaces bring it all together in a single browser window.

Across platforms and many industry sectors, Flux has simplified tasks surrounding workload scheduling ensuring that critical transactions are processed on time. Whether Flux is used as a powerful stand-alone workload automation solution or embedded into a larger application pushing tens of thousands of jobs, Flux solutions bring solid business value with efficiencies, precise control, and affordability.

Built on the powerful technology of Flux Workload Automation, Flux offers an additional free cloud-based workflow service to orchestrate workloads and manage file transfers called Floify.com.

Privately held, Flux offices are located in Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, Hawaii, and Montana, all of which provide effective technical support and sales services to Flux’s global customer base.

To learn more about Flux, visit flux.ly.

To learn more about Floify, visit Floify.com.

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