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Job Scheduler

Updated on October 8, 2023


This content applies to On-premises, Client-managed cloud and Pega Cloud environments

Job Schedulers were introduced in Pega 8 to replace advanced agents. Job Schedulers leverage Kafka, which increases throughput and improves performance at the database level.

For more information about Job Schedulers, see:

How to identify

The rows in the output report from the Pega Cloud Readiness Tool are:
Area:  Asynchronous Processing
Rule Type:  Rule-Agent-Queue
Details column:  Leverage job schedulers to replace advanced agents for recurring or scheduled tasks

If the text in the Details Column is “Leverage queue processors to replace standard agents for queue management and asynchronous processing,” see the “Queue Processor" section.

How to modernize

Job Schedulers are used to execute scheduled tasks on a recurring basis (for example, every Sunday at 9:00 AM). For more information about replacing agents with Job Schedulers, see Replacing an agent with a job scheduler rule


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