Transactional Information Systems: Theory, Algorithms, and the Practice of Concurrency Control and Recovery / Edition 1

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Overview

Transactional Information Systems is the long-awaited, comprehensive work from leading scientists in the transaction processing field. Weikum and Vossen begin with a broad look at the role of transactional technology in today's economic and scientific endeavors, then delve into critical issues faced by all practitioners, presenting today's most effective techniques for controlling concurrent access by multiple clients, recovering from system failures, and coordinating distributed transactions.

The authors emphasize formal models that are easily applied across fields, that promise to remain valid as current technologies evolve, and that lend themselves to generalization and extension in the development of new classes of network-centric, functionally rich applications. This book's purpose and achievement is the presentation of the foundations of transactional systems as well as the practical aspects of the field what will help you meet today's challenges.

* Provides the most advanced coverage of the topic available anywhere--along with the database background required for you to make full use of this material.
* Explores transaction processing both generically as a broadly applicable set of information technology practices and specifically as a group of techniques for meeting the goals of your enterprise.
* Contains information essential to developers of Web-based e-Commerce functionality--and a wide range of more "traditional" applications.
* Details the algorithms underlying core transaction processing functionality.

Audience: Database designers and programmers.

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"This book is a major advance for transaction processing. It gives an in-depth presentation of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, and is the first to present our new understanding of multi-level (object model) transaction processing. It's likely to become the standard reference in our field for many years to come."
--Jim Gray, Microsoft
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Meet the Author

Gerhard Weikum is Professor of Computer Science at University of the Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany, where he leads a research group on database and information systems. His research has focused on parallel and distributed information systems, transaction processing and workflow management, database optimization and performance evaluation, multimedia data management, and intelligent search on Web data.

Gottfried Vossen is Professor of Computer Science and a Director of the Institür für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität Münster (Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany). His research in the area of object-based database systems has dealt primarily with models for data and objects, database languages, transaction processing, integration with scientific applications, XML and its applications, and workflow management.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE - BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION
Chapter 1 What Is It All About?
Chapter 2 Computational Models
PART TWO - CONCURRENCY CONTROL
Chapter 3 Concurrency Control: Notions of Correctness for the Page Model
Chapter 4 Concurrency Control Algorithms
Chapter 5 Multiversion Concurrency Control
Chapter 6 Concurrency Control on Objects: Notions of Correctness
Chapter 7 Concurrency Control Algorithms on Objects
Chapter 8 Concurrency Control on Relational Databases
Chapter 9 Concurrency Control on Search Structures
Chapter 10 Implementation and Pragmatic Issues
PART THREE - RECOVERY
Chapter 11 Transaction Recovery
Chapter 12 Crash Recovery: Notion of Correctness
Chapter 13 Page Model Crash Recovery Algorithms
Chapter 14 Object Model Crash Recovery
Chapter 15 Special Issues of Recovery
Chapter 16 Media Recovery
Chapter 17 Application Recovery
PART FOUR - COORDINATION OF DISTRIBUTED TRANSACTIONS
Chapter 18 Distributed Concurrency Control
Chapter 19 Distributed Transaction Recovery
PART FIVE - APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Chapter 20 What Is Next?
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