Posted By : Murugan Andezuthu Dharmaratnam
Posted On : 1 June 2014
Keywords : Code4Beginner,Beginner,Azure difference between scheduler and web job

Azure Difference Between Scheduler And Web Job

Here We Will Describe Azure Difference Between Scheduler And Web Job

The actual scheduling bits of WebJobs are built on top of the scheduler. When you set up a Web Job on a schedule under the hood it uses the scheduler to kick it off. WebJobs provides a nice little location to host the code that gets executed. In fact, if you create WebJobs for a web site look in the Scheduler on the portal and you'll see them listed there as well. Also note that the scheduler could call out to other systems not running Azure. If you have something running in a Cloud Service that needs to be called regularly, or even if something was hosted elsewhere (another provider or on premises) the scheduler is where you can set that up.
Regarding the cost aspect, there is a free tier to the scheduler as well: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/details/scheduler/.

Murugan Andezuthu Dharmaratnam

Murugan is a technology leader with 14 years of hands-on experience in full life cycle systems design, development, implementation, and management. In addition to systems design and development, his core competencies include cloud design and architecture, interactive web applications and websites development, mobile computing, and Healthcare Information Technology. His experience is very diverse with a broad range of technologies within multiple industry settings including private, public, and non-profit. Coupled with his technology expertise, Murugan is a well-organized, result-oriented, and a highly analytical leader with proven track record in developing and implementing very complex systems.