Tidal Workload Automation Is an Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Member with Powered by Oracle Cloud Status

Chicago – October 22, 2018 – Tidal Workload Automation, a world leading enterprise-class workload automation solution for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, today announced that it has become an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Gold level member. Tidal is also recognized as achieving Powered by Oracle Cloud status. As a Gold Level partner, Tidal is delivering Oracle customers with new opportunities to embrace and leverage the power of the Oracle Cloud and their continued investment in Oracle.

Tidal Workload Automation Solution Is Powered By Oracle Cloud and Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace!

Chicago – October 22, 2018 – Tidal Workload Automation, one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise-class workload automation for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its Tidal platform has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud status and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering vital new enterprise-class automation capabilities to Oracle Cloud customers.

Need to run 1 million+ jobs a day? No sweat.

Hundreds of enterprise organizations around the world have made Tidal the workload automation solution of choice. They appreciate its enterprise-class performance, scalability, resilience, and ease-of-use – all wrapped within the Tidal CustomerFirst™ Program that literally puts them first.

  • Impeccable data accuracy and business output across complex multi-system, multi-application workloads – enterprises today are using Tidal to run 500,000 to 1 million+ jobs a day
  • Low cost of entry and rapid time-to-value, with scalability that lets you go up or down in workloads depending on the ebb-and-flow of your business
  • End-to-end business service performance in high-volume, multi-system, hybrid, multi-cloud environments – transition from on-prem to the cloud(s) at any pace you prefer knowing Tidal can automate anything, anywhere
  • Cost containment and operational efficiency – reduce OpEx and make smarter use of fewer resources to do more
  • An easy-to-install, easy-to-use solution – no scripting required

October 2018

Oracle Cloud Marketplace

An Oracle Gold Partner, Tidal announces that it has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud and Integrated with Oracle Cloudstatus and is available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Tidal now offers vital new enterprise-class workload automation capabilities to Oracle customers seeking to transition from on-prem to Oracle Cloud as well as hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

July 2018

Oracle Partnership

Tidal Workload Automation announces its participation at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 as part of a strategic technology partnership with Oracle. As today’s leading automation platform for hybrid multi-cloud environments, Tidal is working with Oracle to help customers automate their applications and workflows in the Oracle Cloud – a digital transformation journey in action.

June 2018

Tidal StepUp™

Tidal Workload Automation announces the Tidal StepUp™ Program, a comprehensive services portfolio designed to help existing Tidal customers maximize the performance and value of their Tidal environment. All services are delivered by Certified Tidal Partners with support from the Tidal engineering team. It starts with a no-charge Tidal HealthCheck™ Assessment – an opportunity to assess how the Tidal deployment is performing and where customers can perform better.   Based on the learnings from the HealthCheck, customers have a a range of add-on services available to them.

March 2018

Barlow in EMEA

Dillon Kane Group appoints Mark Barlow as Managing Director, EMEA, for Tidal Workload Automation and other solutions. Based on London, Barlow, an experienced sales executive, is driving sales, customer, and partner relationships in the EMEA region.

February 2018

McNees as CEO

Dillon Kane Group appoints Rick McNees as CEO of the Tidal Workload Automation business. McNees joins the DKG team from previous leadership positions at IBM, Platinum Technology, and Micro Focus. “Rick brings unparalleled executive leadership, a wealth of enterprise technology experience, and a passion for innovation that will drive the next wave in workload automation,” said David Dillon, Senior Managing Partner, Dillon Kane Group.

December 2017


Dillon Kane Group announces the Tidal CustomerFIRST™ Program. CustomerFIRST embodies an attitude and a way of doing business that helps elevate the success of Tidal customers and maximizes the value of their Tidal investments. It gives customers a direct and powerful voice about the product and its future in open, collaborative partnerships.

November 2017

Dillon Kane Group acquires Tidal

Seeking to hand Tidal over to an innovation company that can continue the software’s legacy of automation excellence, Cisco turned to its trusted partner, Dillon Kane Group (DKG). DKG is a Chicago-based technology leader in digital automation with world-class expertise in big data, cloud, and IoT. DKG acquired the Tidal platform from Cisco in November 2017, renamed it Tidal Workload Automation, and launched an exciting and aggressive innovation roadmap that DKG is calling, Next-Wave Workload Automation. With more than 200 engineers building tomorrow’s technology, DKG has announced big plans for Tidal in terms of performance improvements and new game-changing features.


Cisco acquires Tidal

Cisco bought the world’s finest IT automation tool, Tidal, and renamed it Cisco Workload Automation (CWA). CWA became an important member of Cisco’s broad IT portfolio offered to enterprise customers worldwide.

1980s – 2000s

The Golden Years

Tidal Enterprise Scheduler established a leadership position in distributed workload automation, becoming the automation tool of choice for orchestrating complex cross-platform workloads in the post-mainframe world. The software quickly gained a global reputation for being both easy-to-use (no scripting required) and exceptionally robust – ideal for helping enterprises take advantage of new opportunities in a rapidly-changing business technology landscape. Tidal continues to demonstrate agility, scalability, reliability, and enterprise-class performance, delivering business value to 700+ customers worldwide. Dozens of pre-built, ready-to-run integrations to popular environments and applications ensure the widest possible support of fast-growing, multi-system business workloads and processes.

STA Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Tidal Workload Automation solution from Cisco, expanding STA Group’s best-in-class portfolio of digital automation solutions for the modern enterprise.

A Legacy of Excellence

The Tidal software platform offers next-generation performance in workload automation for enterprise IT – automating and orchestrating the complex web of interactions between applications, data, and other systems to optimize business outcomes and business value delivered to the enterprise.

“Conventional workload automation can no longer keep pace with rapid changes in data structures, applications orchestration, cloud, and the tsunami of real-time information from IoT,” said David Dillon, Senior Managing Partner, STA Group.  “A next wave is required that can handle the increasingly complexity of IT automation in a world that never stands still. We are proud to spearhead this evolutionary arc by leveraging the best of the past – Tidal’s decades of excellence in workload automation – with the best of the future, an innovation curve driving a new level of business value for the enterprise.”

Product History

Previously known as both Tidal Enterprise Scheduler and Cisco Workload Automation, Tidal Workload Automation has a rich 38-year legacy of helping the world’s largest companies automate their workloads. The software boasts a Who’s Who of customers in the Fortune 1000.  Many of the technologists and executives responsible for Tidal’s legendary performance are taking a leadership role at STA Group to continue the Tidal innovation wave.  “We’re excited about the seamless transition of ownership over to STA Group – the upside for the Tidal customer community is enormous,” explained Mr. Dillon. “The Tidal product team has an aggressive roadmap leveraging STA Group’s agility and entrepreneurial spirit. The next wave is here.”