CTL is a cross-platform control dispatching tool that makes it easy to automate any kind of distributed systems management or application provisioning task. Rather than writing complex and error-prone scripts that over utilize "for loops", CTL handles the network dispatching for you and allows you to focus on the actual management tasks you need to accomplish. In addition to being a dispatching tool, CTL comes with pre-built cross-platform utilities so you don't have to script actions like file distribution or process and port checking. You can also write your own custom utilities and share them with others in your organization. Custom utilities are defined in XML, and your scripting can be done in multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.), *nix shell, Windows batch, and/or Ant.
Scripturian is a compact library that makes it very easy to integrate JVM languages (which support JSR-223). It lets you embed "scriptlets" into text documents, in the style of PHP, JSP, and ASP. It also allows boot strap JVM applications using any of the supported languages, which makes it easy to quickly configure and make changes in how your applications start up without re-compilation.