Since Camel 2.0
Batch Consumer is basically a Polling Consumer that is capable of polling multiple Exchanges in a pool. What we have done in Camel 2.0 is to standardize this into a
org.apache.camel.BatchConsumer interface that a consumer can implement to indicate it support batching as well.
The following components supports Batch Consumer by its consumer:
The Batch Consumer supports the following options:
An integer to define a maximum messages to gather per poll. By default no maximum is set. Can be used to set a limit of e.g. 1000 to avoid when starting up the server that there are thousands of files. Set a value of 0 or negative to disabled it.
The following properties is set on the Exchange for each Exchange polled in the same batch.
The total number of Exchanges that was polled in this batch.
The current index of the batch. Starts from 0.
A boolean indicating the last Exchange in the batch. Is only