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A Reservation-Based Extended Transaction Protocol

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A Reservation-Based Extended Transaction Protocol
With the advent of the new generation of Internet-based technology, in particular Web Services, the automation of business activities that are distributed across multiple enterprises becomes possible. Business activities are different from traditional transactions in that they are typically asynchronous, loosely-coupled and long-running. Therefore, extended transaction protocols are needed to coordinate business activities that span multiple enterprises. Existing extended transaction protocols typically rely on compensating transactions to handle exceptional conditions. In this paper we identify a number of issues with compensation-based extended transaction protocols, and describe a reservation-based extended transaction protocol that addresses those issues. Moreover, we define a set of properties, analogous to the ACID properties of traditional transactions, that are more appropriate for business activities that span multiple enterprises. In addition, we compare our reservation prot...
Wenbing Zhao, Louise E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TPDS
Authors Wenbing Zhao, Louise E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith
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