About Tidal

Tidal is the world's leading workload automation platform for hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

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35+ Years of Leadership in the Automation Space

Tidal is the world’s leading workload automation platform for hybrid, multi-cloud environments. It’s an enterprise-class single pane-of-glass product to help manage, automate, and orchestrate business processes, applications, data, middleware, and infrastructure across the enterprise. With more than 35 years of experience helping world-class companies optimize business value from their IT – and 600+ customers around the world – Tidal has unparalleled subject matter expertise in digital automation. We invite you to see for yourself.

Tidal – An Affiliated Business of the Dillon Kane Group

Tidal Workload Automation is an affiliated business of the Dillon Kane Group, a Chicago-based provider of innovative technologies for diverse industries since 2002. More than 250 Dillon Kane technologists, strategists, and subject matter experts are currently developing tomorrow’s digital automation solutions, including the automation and orchestration of cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

Dillon Kane Group logoAbout Dillon Kane Group

Dillon Kane builds great software businesses. The Dillon Kane Group is a privately-held entrepreneurial firm that invests in, builds, and revitalizes technology solution businesses. We focus primarily on software asset initiatives, buying and building businesses with our own capital and select outside investors and partners.

As a trusted partner of Cisco, the Dillon Kane Group purchased Tidal Workload Automation from Cisco in November, 2017.  The entire Tidal leadership team joined us in the transition from Cisco. We have poured game-changing resources and investment into Tidal since then, leveraging our unique mix of business, technology, and financial expertise to propel Tidal to the next level in automation performance.  In addition to an aggressive and innovative product roadmap, we have introduced new customer-centric programs like Tidal CustomerFirst™ and Tidal StepUp™ to help drive a new level of value for Tidal customers.

We invite you to learn more about Dillon Kane Group and our plans for Tidal.  We look forward to sharing our vision with you. Visit the Dillon Kane Website.

Tidal’s History At A Glance

October 2018

Oracle Cloud Marketplace

An Oracle Gold Partner, Tidal announces that it has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud and Integrated with Oracle Cloud status 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 in their transition to 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 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 from Cisco

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, Everything Automation™. With more than 250 engineers and subject matter experts 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.