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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This single-database scheme is far less complex than that of a typical batch-oriented system.
A solution in North America has come from people willing to break away from the old paradigm of batch-oriented manufacturing and purchasing.
Several also contain an appendix on batch-oriented transaction processing.
For example, delays within a synchronous mirroring setup may not affect a critical batch-oriented application at all, but the same procedure might play havoc with a high-transaction system.
* Batch-oriented scheduling modules are included in comprehensive administrative information systems such as Datatel's Colleague (www.datatel.com), SCT's Banner (www.sct.com), and PeopleSoft (www.peoplesoft.com).
A continuous-flow approach now replaces what elsewhere is still a very batch-oriented process for custom products, notes Girard.
Most low-end and mid-market systems use the classic, batch-oriented solutions.
When early business machines, tabulators, and early computers came on the scene, batch-oriented punch card systems were put to good use in libraries for automated circulation, catalog card production, and book acquisitions.
Ownership of the RMS OmniTrans data transformation engine, which allows data of different formats to flow between business applications and across trading partner systems, means Geis can start to migrate away from a costly batch-oriented, document-based EDI exchange infrastructure and move towards systems based on cost-effective IP-based networking.
"We look at ourselves as being more batch-oriented. We were a mass-produced type of paper before.
Without a fast and batch-oriented process, it may take more time to create the data than to machine the parts.