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Principles of Transaction Processing, 2nd Edition by Eric Newcomer, Philip A. Bernstein

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Chapter 11

Future Trends

11.1 Introduction

Although the principles of transaction processing change very slowly, the technology that implements those principles changes all the time. Some of these changes involve repackaging well-known mechanisms to fit into new software architectures. For example, over the years we have seen transactional RPC appear in TP monitors, client-server database systems, object request brokers, application servers, and web services. Other changes are driven by cost reductions in hardware and communications that put additional applications within reach. For example, airline reservation systems evolved from simply keeping track of the number of available seats to adding applications for frequent flyer programs, special ...

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