TechTalk: Split up consecutive processing jobs.

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You can speed up the processing of certain types of jobs that perform consecutive processing by splitting them into separate jobs that perform smaller tasks. For example, suppose you run a monthly statement program that prints statements in customer number order. You could change the program to print only statements for a range of customer numbers. Then you could submit a statement run for the first half of the customers by specifying customers 0 through 499999 and one for 500000 through 999999. By running these two jobs at the same time, the overall process should run more quickly. All you have to do is split up the process into logical sections and run these jobs simultaneously.

- Andre Nortje