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Transactions and Web services

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Little


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The organization for advance structured information systems (OASIS) business transaction protocol (BTP), which meets the requirement for long-running collaborative business applications, is discussed. The protocol allows relaxation of traditional ACID properties in a controlled manner specific to the web services environment. In BTP, an XML vocabulary is used for encoding messages conveyed between the participants in a transaction and the coordination infrastructure. BTP has its equivalent of heuristics, allowing participants to make unilateral decisions.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Little MC

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Communications of the ACM

Year: 2003

Volume: 46

Issue: 10

Pages: 49-54

Print publication date: 01/10/2003

ISSN (print): 0001-0782

ISSN (electronic): 1557-7317


DOI: 10.1145/944217.944237