Control-M for GCP Dataplex

GCP Dataplex is an extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that enables you to visualize and manage data in GCP BigQuery and the cloud.

Control-M for GCP Dataplex enables you to do the following:

  • Execute any of the following job actions:
    • Data Quality Task: Executes a predefined data quality task in GCP BigQuery or Google Cloud Storage locations, and defines data controls in BigQuery environments.
    • Custom Spark Task: Executes a predefined, scheduled Apache Spark task to analyze and process your data.
    • Data Profiling Scan: Executes a predefined data scan to identify shared statistical characteristics between BigQuery tables.
    • Data Quality Scan: Executes a predefined data quality scan that validates your data and logs alerts when the data fails validation.
  • Manage GCP Dataplex credentials in a secure connection profile.
  • Connect to any GCP Dataplex endpoint.
  • Integrate GCP Dataplex jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of GCP Dataplex jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your GCP Dataplex jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for GCP Dataplex, including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.
  • Run 50 GCP Dataplex jobs simultaneously per Agent.

Control-M for GCP Dataplex Compatibility

The following table lists the Control-M for GCP Dataplex plug-in prerequisites, each with its minimum required version.



Control-M Application Integrator

Control-M Web

Control-M Automation API9.0.21.125

Control-M for GCP Dataplex is supported on Control-M Web and Control-M Automation API, but not on Control-M client.

To download the required installation files for each prerequisite, see Obtaining Control-M Installation Files.

Setting Up Control-M for GCP Dataplex

This procedure describes how to deploy the GCP Dataplex plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a GCP Dataplex job in Control-M Web and Automation API.


Integration plug-ins released by BMC require an Application Integrator installation at your site. However, these plug-ins are not editable, and you cannot import them into Application Integrator. To deploy these integrations to your Control-M environment, you must import them directly into Control-M with Control-M Automation API.

Before You Begin

Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Automation API Installation.


  1. Create a temporary directory to save the downloaded files.

  2. Download the GCP Dataplex plug-in from the Control-M for GCP Dataplex download site on the EPD site.
  3. Install the GCP Dataplex plug-in via one of the following methods:
    • (9.0.21 or higher) Use the Automation API Provision service:
      1. Log in to the Control-M/EM Server machine as an Administrator and store the downloaded zip file in the one of the following locations (within several minutes, the job type appears in Control-M Web):
        • Linux: $HOME/ctm_em/AUTO_DEPLOY
        • Windows: <EM_HOME>\AUTO_DEPLOY
      2. Log in to the Control-M/Agent machine and run the provision image command, as follows:
        • Linux: ctm provision image GCP_Dataplex_plugin.Linux
        • Windows: ctm provision image GCP_Dataplex_plugin.Windows
    • ( or lower) Use the Automation API Deploy service, as described in deploy jobtype.
  4. Create a GCP Dataplex connection profile in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:
  5. Define a Google Functions job in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, see Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is GDQ112023.

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