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:
- Background Processing on Pega Academy
- Advanced background processing on Pega Academy
- Job Scheduler documentation
- Job Scheduler FAQ
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