Distributed Transactions

Chapter 6 covered ACID characteristics (atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability) that Java and the Spring platform provide for transactional data sources (for example, relational databases) or JMS providers. Such a transaction against a single data source is often referred to as a local transaction. But a single data source is not where this support ends. Sometimes we can have requirements to ensure a single ACID transaction across various types of storage.

Java (and Spring abstractions) provide support for single transactions across multiple data sources. This is called a distributed transaction

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