Principles of Transaction Processing is a comprehensive guide to developing applications, designing systems, and evaluating engineering products. The book provides detailed discussions of the internal workings of transaction processing systems, and it discusses how these systems work and how best to utilize them. It covers the architecture of Web Application Servers and transactional communication paradigms.
The book is divided into 11 chapters, which cover the following:
• Overview of transaction processing application and system structure
• Software abstractions found in transaction processing systems
• Architecture of multitier applications and the functions of transactional middleware and database servers
• Queued transaction processing and its internals, with IBM's Websphere MQ and Oracle's Stream AQ as examples • Business process management and its mechanisms • Description of the two-phase locking function, B-tree locking and multigranularity locking used in SQL database systems and nested transaction locking • System recovery and its failures • Two-phase commit protocol • Comparison between the tradeoffs of replicating servers versus replication resources • Transactional middleware products and standards • Future trends, such as cloud computing platforms, composing scalable systems using distributed computing components, the use of flash storage to replace disks and data streams from sensor devices as a source of transaction requests.
The text meets the needs of systems professionals, such as IT application programmers who construct TP applications, application analysts, and product developers. The book will also be invaluable to students and novices in application programming.
systems professionals: IT application programmers that build TP applications for use in IT or on web sites; application analysts who design applications for deployment on TP systems; and product developers
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- © Morgan Kaufmann 2009
- 9th June 2009
- Morgan Kaufmann
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is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Corporation and author of over 150 technical articles on database and transaction systems. He was previously lead architect for Digital Equipment Corporation’s transaction processing products group and was a professor at Harvard University. He is an ACM Fellow and member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation, Bellvue, WA, USA
is an independent consultant working in the CTO Office at Progress Software. He was previously CTO of IONA Technologies and a TP Architect at Digital Equipment Corporation. He has contributed to multiple enterprise software products and standards.
Program manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, Groton, MA, USA