Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts

G. Alonso, D. Agrawal, A. El Abbadi, M. Kamath, R. Guenthoer, C. Mohan

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Abstract

In recent years, numerous transaction models have been proposed to address the problems posed by advanced database applications, but only a few of these models are being used in commercial products. In this paper, we make the case that such models may be too centered around databases to be useful in real environments. Advanced applications raise a variety of issues that are not addressed at all by transaction models. These same issues, however, are the basis for existing workflow systems, which are having considerable success as commercial products in spite of not having a solid theoretical foundation. We explore some of these issues and show that, in many aspects, workflow models are a superset of transaction models and have the added advantage of incorporating a variety of ideas that to this date have remained outside the scope of traditional transaction processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages574-581
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Engineering - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 26 Feb 19961 Mar 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Engineering
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period26/2/961/3/96

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Alonso, G., Agrawal, D., El Abbadi, A., Kamath, M., Guenthoer, R., & Mohan, C. (1996). Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. In Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (pp. 574-581). Los Alamitos, CA, United States: IEEE.

Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. / Alonso, G.; Agrawal, D.; El Abbadi, A.; Kamath, M.; Guenthoer, R.; Mohan, C.

Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering. Los Alamitos, CA, United States : IEEE, 1996. p. 574-581.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alonso, G, Agrawal, D, El Abbadi, A, Kamath, M, Guenthoer, R & Mohan, C 1996, Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. in Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering. IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA, United States, pp. 574-581, Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Engineering, New Orleans, LA, USA, 26/2/96.
Alonso G, Agrawal D, El Abbadi A, Kamath M, Guenthoer R, Mohan C. Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. In Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering. Los Alamitos, CA, United States: IEEE. 1996. p. 574-581
Alonso, G. ; Agrawal, D. ; El Abbadi, A. ; Kamath, M. ; Guenthoer, R. ; Mohan, C. / Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering. Los Alamitos, CA, United States : IEEE, 1996. pp. 574-581
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