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
Pages574-581
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Engineering - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 26 Feb 19961 Mar 1996

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems

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Alonso, G., Agrawal, D., El Abbadi, A., Kamath, M., Guenthoer, R., & Mohan, C. (1996). Advanced transaction models in workflow contexts. 574-581. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Engineering, New Orleans, LA, USA, .