Chapter 9. Spring Batch

Previous chapters discussed JMS and Spring Integration, which provide essential framework infrastructure for very common types of problems in an event-driven architecture (EDA). Another common kind of processing requirement is batch processing, which is both a complement and sometimes necessary extension to event-driven processing.

Batch processing has been around for decades. The earliest widespread applications of technology for managing information (information technology) were applications of batch processing. These environments didn't have interactive sessions and usually didn't have the capability to load multiple applications in memory. Computers were expensive and bore no resemblance to today's servers. Typically, ...

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