Is your data warehouse out of date again, or did a Windows job run late?
Written by Tom Huntington
I'm convinced that sometimes the only reason a Windows or UNIX server is alongside an IBM i server is for better data reporting or a data warehouse.
For example, at your site, a process periodically sends data from the IBM i server to the other server. Usually, the IBM i process that builds the data starts at 7:00 p.m. and the Windows process grabs the data at 8:00 p.m. Over the years, you've never had a problem because the IBM i process started one hour before the Windows process. But your business has grown and so has your data processing. The result is that the IBM i process runs longer each day.