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Batch

The ability of batch processing to efficiently process large amounts of data makes it ideal for many use cases. Spring Batch’s implementation of industry-standard processing patterns lets you build robust batch jobs on the JVM. Adding Spring Boot and other components from the Spring portfolio lets you build mission-critical batch applications.

What is batch processing?

Batch processing is the processing of a finite amount of data in a manner that does not require external interaction or interruption.

Why build batch processes?

Batch processes are an extremely efficient way of processing large amounts of data. The ability to schedule and prioritize work based on SLAs lets you allocate resources for best utilization.

Batch processing with Spring

Spring Batch is the de facto standard for batch processing on the JVM. Its implementation of common batch patterns, such as chunk-based processing and partitioning, lets you create high-performing, scalable batch applications that are resilient enough for your most mission-critical processes. Spring Boot provides an additional level of production-grade features to let you speed up the development of your batch processes.

Take the tutorial Batch processing with Spring diagram

Batch processing in the cloud

Batch processing fits perfectly with cloud computing, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), in particular. The ability to run applications in an on-demand, elastically scalable, and fault-tolerant manner are all cloud features that Spring Batch can use.

Why move batch to the cloud?

Integration with common technologies

Spring Batch’s integration with other Spring APIs lets you be productive from day one. With ItemReader and ItemWriter support for files, relational databases and NoSQL stores support via Spring Data and messaging support through Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ, Spring Batch has the ability to handle most use cases out of the box.

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Spring Batch diagram

Configuration Server

Configuration on demand for your distributed applications.

Config

Service Discovery

A dynamic directory that enables client-side load balancing and smart routing.

Discovery

Batch Job

Efficient processing of data in batches for mission-critical applications.

Spring Batch

Batch Job Workers

Scale a batch job to multiple nodes for higher performance.

Scaling Spring Batch

Spring Cloud Data Flow

Orchestrate or schedule your ephemeral microservices in the cloud.

Spring Cloud Data Flow

Metrics Store

Monitor application metrics on the platform of your choice.

Metrics

Dynamic Monitoring Dashboards

Create dynamic dashboards to monitor your production applications using tools like Grafana.

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High-Performance Batch Processing
Michael Minella & Mahmoud Ben Hassine