Implementation of the Flex Transaction Model.

Omran A. Bukhres, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, eva Kühn: Implementation of the Flex Transaction Model. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 16(2): 28-32(1993)
  author    = {Omran A. Bukhres and
               Ahmed K. Elmagarmid and
               eva K{\"u}hn},
  title     = {Implementation of the Flex Transaction Model},
  journal   = {IEEE Data Eng. Bull.},
  volume    = {16},
  number    = {2},
  year      = {1993},
  pages     = {28-32},
  ee        = {db/journals/debu/BukhresEK93.html},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


A multidatabase system integrates pre-existing and heterogeneous databases in a distributed environment. A multidatabase transaction is a consistent and reliable execution of an application over a multidatabase system. In this article, we first summarize the characteristics of flexible transactions, then present two multidatabase transaction specification languages for workflow applications, the InterBase Parallel language (IPL) and InterSQL. Both languages provide approaches to the definition and mangement of a unit of work. Design issues, components, and examples of both languages are described. The implementation of IPL and InterSQL is also discussed.

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Omran A. Bukhres, Jiansan Chen, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Xianging Liu, James G. Mullen: InterBase: A Multidatabase Prototype System. SIGMOD Conference 1993: 534-539 BibTeX
Jiansan Chen, Omran A. Bukhres, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid: IPL: A Multidatabase Transaction Specification Language. ICDCS 1993: 439-448 BibTeX
Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Yungho Leu, Witold Litwin, Marek Rusinkiewicz: A Multidatabase Transaction Model for InterBase. VLDB 1990: 507-518 BibTeX
Ahmed K. Elmagarmid (Ed.): Database Transaction Models for Advanced Applications. Morgan Kaufmann 1992, ISBN 1-55860-214-3
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eva Kühn, Franz Puntigam, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid: An Execution Model for Distributed Database Transactions and Its Implementation in VPL. EDBT 1992: 483-498 BibTeX

Referenced by

  1. Roger S. Barga, Calton Pu: A Practical and Modular Implementation of Extended Transaction Models. VLDB 1995: 206-217
  2. Jian Tang, Jari Veijalainen: Transaction-oriented Work-flow Concepts in Inter-Organizational Environments. CIKM 1995: 250-259
  3. Alexandros Biliris, Shaul Dar, Narain H. Gehani, H. V. Jagadish, Krithi Ramamritham: ASSET: A System for Supporting Extended Transactions. SIGMOD Conference 1994: 44-54
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