Differentiate between Batch processing and Direct processing

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Batch processing is the processing of a cumulated number of transactions at one time. Transactions are collected and processed against the master files at a specified time, for example one work day‘s transactions of the inventory is processed with the database at the end of the day or on a periodic basis. Direct processing is the sequential processing of the transaction in a real time. Under this, transactions are processed in the system as the transaction happens, such as bank and airlines ticketing transaction.



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