Batch Processing

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Batch Processing

The completion of a number of tasks by a computer without manual input by a person. A computer can be programmed to use batch processing in order to make it faster and more efficient. Batch processing traces its roots to the invention of the modern computer in the 1950s and 1960s.
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With the new release, Natural batch programs will be maintained along with the online Natural programs in ATP without any change to the existing programming syntax.
The application is comprised primarily of batch programs, written in COBOL and CA Easytrieve Plus, and Sequential files.
Running on scalable open systems platforms, UniKix provides a robust environment for deploying mission-critical mainframe applications such as IBM[R] CICS[R] transactions, IBM[R] IMS[R] programs, Natural Adabas, batch programs and other legacy assets.
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The migration included more than 700 CICS programs, 184 batch programs and subroutines, approximately 600 CA Datacom tables and over 2 million COBOL statements.
For IDMS these included ADSA structures, ADSO dialogs, OLM screens, DC and batch programs, code and edit tables, and the data dictionary.
At the Natural applications are interactive and batch programs that run as host applications on an IBM mainframe.