Batch processing

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
batch processing

Alternatively referred to as a batch system, batch processing is a technique of processing data that occur in one large group instead of individually. Batch processing is usually done to help conserve system resources and allow for any modifications before being processed.

For example, a bank may batch process all their transactions once every hour instead of processing each transaction immediately. Microsoft Outlook may keep all your e-mails in an Outbox that is processed every few minutes allowing you to edit or delete before sending.

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