The traditional transaction model, with the atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability properties, was originally developed for data processing applications. To meet the new requirements and challenges for the next-generation information systems, researchers have continued to refine and generalize the traditional model in several directions. This book assembles an important collection of papers authored by world-renowned thinkers, designers and implementors of database systems to describe developments that lie at the heart of current research in advanced transaction processing area.
This book will provide researchers and students the most complete survey available in the area of advanced transaction models and architectures. Because it is broad in scope, this book could serve as a text book in not only a specialized course at the graduate level but an introductory course on advanced transaction systems as well. The book concludes with a complete bibliography which provides an invaluable guide for further reading.