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A method to improve security and performance of batch processing and add capability to handle different code pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000206810D
Publication Date: 2011-May-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Using an XML document to describe the processing requirements, a user will submit a batch task to a computer system. This does away with the rigid rules required by job control control langauges such as fixed length records, uppercase text restrictions in some cases, obscure parameters requiring detailed knowledge of the job control language. Use of an XML document permits use of existing tools to create, parse and validate XML documents This batch task is compressed and encrypted using agreed upon methods with the system that is to perform the batch task Contact is made with the destination system where the batch task is to run and an encryption/decryption method and compression/decompression method is agreed upon. Once the destination system receives this batch task, it is converted to a readable form , optionally a code page translation may occur if required on the incoming data. This gives submittors' flexibility in how the data that is displayed to them can be handled by the destination system. i.e. cope with biDirectional I and DBCS text situations. It can be scheduled to run Following the completion of the batch run, this task has it's XML document updated with the results of the batch run and then compressed and encrypted It is then scheduled to be returned to the submittor. The submittor then receives this information back and converts back to a readable form to analyse the results of the batch task

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A method to improve security and performance of batch processing and add capability to handle different code pages

User constructs a batch submission task using an XML document


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Contact is made with the destination system where the batch task is to run and an encryption/decryption method and compression/decompression

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method is agreed upon
The batch submission task is then compressed using the agreed upon compression method

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The compressed batch submission task is then encrypted using the agreed upon encryption method

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The batch submission task in it compressed and encrypted form is transmitted to the destination system

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Once it reaches the destination system, it is referred to as a batch task

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The destination system then decrypts the batch task

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The destination system then decompresses the batch task

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The destination system may optionally cary a code page conversion on the incoming data if required

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The destination system then depending on workload balancing

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Or, processes the batch task by parsing the XML documented and executing the commands within it

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The XML document is used to drive the batch task supplying information about the required resources, input and output, the program(s) to be run etc.

Store the batch submission task in a Repository for subsequent processing

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It is not converted to a job control language but drives the batch process directly.

Once the batch task is completed, the XML document within the batch task is u...