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Batch Processing

Definition - What does Batch Processing mean?

Batch processing is a general term used for frequently used programs that are executed with minimum human interaction. Batch process jobs can run without any end-user interaction or can be scheduled to start up on their own as resources permit.

Techopedia explains Batch Processing

Batch jobs are designed so that all input data is preselected through scripts or command-line parameters. The major benefits of using batch processes are:

  • The ability to share computer resources among users and programs
  • The ability to shifting job processing time to other resources that are less busy
  • The ability to avoid idling computer resources with manual intervention and supervision
  • The amortization of computer cost
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