Definition - What does Scheduler mean?
A scheduler is a software product that allows an enterprise to schedule and track computer batch tasks. These units of work include running a security program or updating software. Job schedulers may also manage the job queue for a computer cluster.
A scheduler is one of the main components of IT infrastructure.
A scheduler may also be known as a job scheduler.
Techopedia explains Scheduler
A scheduler starts and handles jobs automatically by manipulating a prepared job control language algorithm or through communication with a human user. Today's job schedulers often offer a graphical user interface (GUI) and a single point of control for all tasks in a distributed PC network.
Some attributes that may be found in a job scheduler include:
- Constant, automatic tracking of jobs and completion notification
- Event-driven task scheduling
- Operation monitoring
- Report scheduling