Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules
- Call services inside or outside of Azure
- Run jobs on any schedule – now, later or recurring
- Count on it to work reliably, even during unexpected failures
- Use Azure Storage queues for long-running or offline jobs
- Invoke web service endpoints over HTTP/HTTPS
- Invoke Azure Service Bus queues and topics
Create jobs that run on your schedule
Azure Scheduler lets you create jobs in the cloud that reliably invoke services inside and outside of Azure – such as calling HTTP/S endpoints or posting messages to Azure Storage queues, Azure Service Bus queues or Azure Service Bus topics. You can choose to run jobs straight away, on a recurring schedule or at some point in the future.
Ideal for recurring actions, daily maintenance, developers
Scheduler is great for recurring actions – for example, periodically gathering data from Twitter into a feed. It’s also ideal for cleaning up logs, kicking off routine backups and other application maintenance tasks. Developers can also integrate Scheduler into their applications.
Designed for high availability and reliability
Scheduler operates even in the face of network, computer and data centre failures, so that your scheduled jobs continue to execute on time. It automatically switches to an alternative data centre in the same region if needed. Users can also configure alternative endpoints, in case their main endpoint becomes unavailable.
Create asynchronous jobs using queues
Scheduler can also post messages to Storage queues or Service Bus queues or topics for asynchronous processing of recurring requests. This is useful for complex or long-running requests – such as a series of SQL queries against a large database – and when you want to invoke a service that’s offline.