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Transaction Processing by Andreas Reuter, Jim Gray

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Foreword

Bruce Lindsay,     IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California

Commercial, governmental, scientific, and cultural activities are becoming increasingly dependent on computer-based information resources. As increasing amounts and varieties of information are captured and maintained by computer systems, the techniques for exploiting, managing, and protecting this information become critical to the well-being, and indeed the very survival, of modern industrialized societies.

Transaction processing technology is the key to the coherent management and reliable exploitation of computer-based information resources.

Transaction processing encompasses techniques for managing both the stored information itself and the application programs ...

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