One of the most frequently requested use cases that I encounter out in the field is to ingest file-based data (batch or otherwise), and then validate, transform, process, store… it. Luckily, Apache Camel’s File and FTP components make this extremely easy. So much so, that it requires very little thought to get up and running. And if you’re consuming small numbers of larger batch files, perhaps the defaults are good enough and you don’t need to put much though into it. If, however, you’re consuming large numbers of smaller files and you want to get the highest possible performance, there are a few configurations that you might want to consider.