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Principles of Transaction Processing / Edition 2

Principles of Transaction Processing / Edition 2

by Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer


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Principles of Transaction Processing / Edition 2

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.

  • Complete revision of the classic "non mathematical" transaction processing reference for systems professionals.
  • Updated to focus on the needs of transaction processing via the Internet— the main focus of business data processing investments, via web application servers, SOA, and important new TP standards.
  • Retains the practical, non-mathematical, but thorough conceptual basis of the first edition.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781558606234
    Publisher: Elsevier Science
    Publication date: 06/23/2009
    Series: Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems Series
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 400
    Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    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.

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Ch 1: Introduction
    Ch 2: Transaction Processing Abstractions
    Ch 3: TP Application Architecture
    Ch 4: Queued Transaction Processing
    Ch 5: Business Process Management
    Ch 6: High Availability
    Ch 7: Transaction Processing Products
    Ch 8: Writing TP Applications
    Ch 9: Locking
    Ch 10: Database System Recovery
    Ch 11: Two-Phase Commit
    Ch 12: Replication
    Ch 13: Conclusion
    Appendix I: Course Projects
    Appendix II: SQL

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    This should be considered the bible for understanding transactional processing.....