C# Parallel Tasks gives MAJOR Speed Increase

I just used parallel tasks to decrease the time a process took from over an hour to about 2 minutes.  I was wary of creating so many database contexts, but it paid off in a major way!

See the snippet of code below to see how I used the Parallel.ForEach.  .Net created almost 100 threads during the execution.

Parallel.ForEach(qry, issue =>
	using (var _db = new WCO())
		dobType dob;
		List<dobType> birthdays = new List<dobType>();

		foreach (
			var subIssue in
				issue.DOBValue.Trim().Split(new string[] { " TO ", " to ", "-", " - " },
			string valueToTest = subIssue;

			// Try Month Year regex
			if (tryDateFirstPart(valueToTest, out dob))
				logger.Info(string.Format("Parsed {0} to Month: {1}, Day {2} Year: {3}", issue,
					dob.day, dob.year));
				saveParseDOB(dob, issue, _db);
				logger.Error(string.Format("Could not parse {0}", issue.DOBValue));


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Have a great day!

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