Intended for those involved in developing applications, evaluating products, designing systems, or engineering products, this practical, concise guide provides an understanding of the internals of transaction processing systems, describing how they work and how to best use them. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Principles of Transaction Processing is a clear, concise guide for anyoneinvolved in developing applications, evaluating products, designing systems,or engineering products. This book provides an understanding of the internals oftransaction processing systems, describing how they work and how best to use them.It includes the architecture of transaction processing monitors, transactionalcommunications paradigms, and mechanisms for recovering from transaction andsystem failures.Use of transaction processing systems in business, industry, andgovernment is increasing rapidly; the emergence of electronic commerce onthe Internet is creating new demands. As a result, many developers areencountering transaction processing applications for the first time and needa practical explanation of techniques. Software engineers who build andmarket operating systems, communications systems, programming tools, andother products used in transaction processing applications will also benefitfrom this thorough presentation of principles. Rich with examples, itdescribes commercial transaction processing systems, transactional aspectsof database servers, messaging systems, Internet servers, andobject-oriented systems, as well as each of their subsystems.* Easy-to-read descriptions of fundamentals.* Real world examples illustrating key points.* Focuses on practical issues faced by developers.* Explains most major products and standards, including IBM's CICS, IMS, and MQSeries; X/Open's XA, STDL, and TX; BEA Systems' TUXEDO; Digital's ACMS; Transarc's Encina; AT&T/NCR's TOP END; Tandem's Pathway/TS; OMG's OTS; and Microsoft's Microsoft Transaction Server.