Spring Batch Consulting

To keep pace in new and existing markets, business applications must innovate. Many of today’s enterprise applications are unable to change – built on a heavyweight platforms, these applications are too inefficient and brittle, lacking the agility needed to modernize. This is precisely where Keyhole Software can help.

Our teams take a customized approach to the conversion of legacy batch applications to a modern distributed computing environment. We leverage open source solution Spring Batch, customizing the software planning, design, implementation, and coaching strategy to minimize risk and resources necessary for successful completion.

Keyhole’s Expertise

Spring Source

Keyhole teams consist of experts in Spring Batch. Recognized by the Spring Source community for our knowledge of Spring Batch, we have leveraged open source Spring Batch for multiple clients nationwide to modernize systems and create business-critical software.

Most recently, a team of Keyhole consultants successfully worked to re-write over 30 years of COBOL-based batch programs using the Spring Batch framework for a large Kansas City area financial institution.

In addition, members of the Keyhole team created an open source Spring Batch Report Writing Framework to streamline processes for our clients. It has been utilized most recently to produce financial accounting, audit and reconciliation reports for a large investment company in the Kansas City area.


Keyhole’s Spring consultants can help your team to understand the architecture of a Spring Batch, including field-proven best practices and use of jobs, steps, and execution. Our consultants can help:

  • Evaluate legacy systems and provide a strategic plan for application modernization.
  • Convert COBOL and legacy batch programs into Spring Batch Jobs.
  • Profile batch processes for performance and resolve performance issues through multithreading, parallel steps, remote chunking, and partitioning.
  • Implement unit testing in Spring Batch applications with testing frameworks like Mockito and JUnit.
  • Mentor / Player Coach your team members to help them to understand, use, and know Batch Processing best practices.
  • Teach your development team the ins and outs of Spring Batch in a 1, 2, or 3-day course. Courses are customized based on your organization’s level of past experience with batch processing.
  • Implement readers with file input from XML and databases via Hibernate, JDBC, and JPA, as well as create custom inputs and implement error handling.

More Information:

Spring Batch Technology Snapshot

Spring Batch Resources

Spring Batch Tutorial Series:

Keyhole Software consulting services are offered as a Time & Materials-based custom engagement; contact your local Keyhole representative for pricing information.