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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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OASIS Business Transaction Protocol

The OASIS Business Transaction Protocol (or simply BTP) is a protocol for coordinating loosely coupled systems like Web services. BTP was the product of more than a year's work from several major vendors including BEA, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle, which set out to reconcile transactionality with systems consisting of loosely coupled autonomous parties. In short, the result of this collaboration has been to produce a specification which, although based on the traditional two-phase approach, is still suitable for supporting transactions on the Web.

The BTP Model

To facilitate transactional coordination for Web services, the first challenge that has to be overcome is establishing exactly what ...

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