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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Except for very trivial programs that access small amounts of data, database COMMITs should be issued periodically within a batch program to harden database modifications and release the locks held on the data.
This approach enables an analyst to turn off COMMIT processing but ensures that all batch programs are prepared if COMMIT processing is required in the future.
The migration included more than 700 CICS programs, 184 batch programs and subroutines, approximately 600 CA Datacom tables and over 2 million COBOL statements.
At the Natural applications are interactive and batch programs that run as host applications on an IBM mainframe.