Chapter 10

Transactional Middleware Products and Standards

10.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we’ll survey some popular transactional middleware products and standards, including:

■ Current products from Microsoft and Java vendors

■ Popular persistence abstractions mechanisms that simplify database access

■ Legacy TP monitors, including information on how each product can be reused in a modern system, such as a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based application

■ Widely-adopted TP standards

Trends in Transactional Middleware

Over the past 20 years, we have seen a continual repackaging of transactional middleware functionality, both the aggregation of components into transactional middleware packages and the decomposition of packages into independently ...

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