Terms and Abbreviations
In the field of distributed transactions, a number of terms and abbreviations are used. Here are the most common ones:
XA eXtended Architecture An Open Group (X/Open) standard for distributed transaction handling. For more information, visit: http://www.opengroup.org DTC Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator The transaction manager used in Windows environments. For more information, visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library Application Server N/A A program that handles all application operations between users and an organization's business applications or databases. MTS Microsoft Transaction Server The Microsoft application server EJB Enterprise JavaBeans The framework for application servers in the Java environment.
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