Forecast vs. Job_Depends

Discussion created by Method5440 on Aug 21, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2018 by pharo01

Hi Folks,


Have been curious for a while about this one, can anyone enumerate the differences between forecast and job_depends in WAAE for me?  I personally prefer the quality of output from forecast but it seems limited in that it does not support forecasting by application or group


Also... does anyone know why job_depends is available via client but forecast must be run only on core component servers (technical reason)?


When you run job_depends is the heavy lifting done by the application server or by the client machine?


What do most of you turn to for predicting runs during future windows (e.g. job_depends vs. forecast vs. reporting on the same window last week/month via db query etc.)?


Just curious. 


Thanks all.