US 9,811,382 B2
Eliminating execution of jobs-based operational costs of related reports
Michael Fankhauser, DN Karkur (IL); Marc N. Haber, Efrat (IL); Benjamin Halberstadt, Jerusalem (IL); and Roger K. Hecker, Efrat (IL)
Assigned to INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Aug. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/246,577.
Application 15/246,577 is a continuation of application No. 15/062,712, filed on Mar. 7, 2016, granted, now 9,483,309.
Application 15/062,712 is a continuation of application No. 14/088,501, filed on Nov. 25, 2013, granted, now 9,336,504, issued on May 10, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2016/0357606 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 9/50 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); G06F 9/48 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 9/5011 (2013.01) [G06F 9/4881 (2013.01); G06F 17/30563 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0631 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0637 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0639 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for optimizing operational costs in a computing environment, the method comprising:
identifying, via a computer processor, high-cost jobs from among a plurality of jobs that are executed by one or more computing device in the computing environment to generate one or more reports in the computing environment, the high-cost jobs determined as a function of resource usage of resources in the computing environment, wherein the resource usage comprises at least one of CPU usage, data storage usage, memory usage, and network bandwidth usage;
identifying, via the computer processor, one or more reports in the generation of which is dependent on the execution of the high-cost jobs; and
culling, via the computer processor, at least a first job from among the high-cost jobs identified, in response to determining that a benefit achieved from the reports that depend on the first job does not justify costs associated with generating the reports, wherein costs associated with a report are calculated based on aggregated cost of jobs on which the report depends, and
executing, via the computer processor, the high-cost jobs without the at least first job;
wherein the cost of the individual job is determined by:
if the job is not executing during the highest peak of resource usage, then its individual cost is zero;
if the job is executing during the highest peak of resource usage but is needed by other reports too, then its individual cost is zero; and
if the job is executing during the highest peak of resource usage and is needed only by a particular report, then the job cost is added to the report's individual cost.