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Parallel Data Processing in Java | Set 1

  • Last Updated : 02 Nov, 2017

We know that new Stream in Java (introduced in Java 8) interface let us manipulate collections of data in a declarative way.
In this topic, we will discover how the Stream interface gives us the opportunity to execute operations in parallel on a collection of data without much effort. It lets us declaratively turn a sequential stream into a parallel one

Definition and Making into Parallel Streams:
A parallel stream is one that splits the elements into multiple streams and assigns them into multiple chunks on different threads. Thus we can divide the workload of a given operation on the core of multiprocessors and thus it will make the CPU busy. We can convert the stream into parallel by attaching the keyword ‘parallel’.

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Following example just gives us the idea how we can convert a stream into a parallel one!

// A Simple Java program to demonstrate parallel
// processing.
import java.util.Collections.*;
public class JavaApplication1 {
    static long sumparallel(long n)
        // Stream converted to parallel stream 
        return Stream.iterate(1L, i->i + 1).
                       reduce(0L, Long::sum);
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String[] args)
        long c = sumparallel(10);
        System.out.println("Sum is " + c);

Output :

Sum is 55

In the next part, we will see the difference between the performance of parallel streams, sequential streams and iterative process and taking a review on certain more specialized methods in parallel streams.

Reference :

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