Rodney Topor, Griffith University, last updated 15 December 2005
These informal notes attempt to summarise both classical database transaction processing theory and techniques and recent transaction processing proposals for concurrent programming and Internet (specifically Web) applications. In the interests of brevity, they are etremely selective.
This section covers the basic theory of atomic transactions and
1.2 Concurrency control implementation
This section covers the basic implementation techniques based on locks,
namely strict two-phase locking, and SQL support for serializability.
This section covers basic recovery concepts and techniques, and the ARIES
recovery framework in particular.
1.4 Distributed concurrency control
This section describes the distributed transaction commit problem, the
two-phase commit protocol, and the recent, fault-tolerant, Paxos commit
Not yet available.
1.6 General references
2. Transaction processing for Internet applications
This section covers several different approaches to Internet (esp., Web)
applications and associated transaction processing models.
3. Atomic transactions in concurrent programming
This section covers high-level programming constructs based on software transactional memory to support atomic transactions in concurrent programming, particularly concurrent functional prgramming.