Issue No. 06 - June (1991 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.86839
<p>The problems in building a transaction processing system are discussed, and it is shown that the difficulties are a function of specific attributes of the underlying database system. A model of a transaction processing system is presented, and five system dimensions important in classifying transaction processing systems-the process, machine, heterogeneity, data, and site components-are introduced. The specific problems posed by various combinations of system characteristics are analyzed. The evolution of transaction processing systems are described in terms of the framework.</p>
C. Pu and A. Leff, "A Classification of Transaction Processing Systems," in Computer, vol. 24, no. , pp. 63-76, 1991.