Web Services Transaction Specifications

The Web Services Transaction specifications define the coordination types discussed in the previous section. These specifications are used along with WS-Coordination and WS-Security to implement distributed transactions across a set of diverse web services.

The Web Services Transaction Specifications define two specifications:

  • Atomic transaction (AT)
  • Business activity (BA)

An atomic transaction is a typical single-domain transaction that requires the ACID properties to be satisfied. This is typically used for activities of short duration and is applicable within a limited trust domain.

A business activity is used for activities having long duration. In this case, due to the long duration, the changes made by ...

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