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MDBs for Concurrent Processing

 
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Hello,
Is it possible to use Message Driven Beans for concurrent processing inoredr to reduce processing time?

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Yes. But the order of processing among MDB is not guaranteed. It may not really be parallel but the parent process will not have to wait as it will be asynchronous process.

Hope it helps.

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This might help:

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-07-2003/jw-0718-mdb.html
 
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Thanks for your replies and the link.I have another question.That is will this operation of using an MDB for concurrent processing be asynchronous?I guess it will be because an MDB is like an asynchronous JMS listener.Juts wanted to double check.

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If concurency is all you are after, then just use a Session Bean. MDBs most obvious feature is they are asynchronous, so you could use them to improve the response to a client (by queueing more resource-intensive work, so it doesn't have to happen synchronously).
 
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