My topic submission has been approved for a "Birds of a Feather" discussion in PDC 2005.
Topic: Distributed Atomic Transactions - Wishful Thinking?
Web Services, via SOAP, is the preferred choice of doing wide-reaching distributed communications today. However, one of the few factors that has hindered its adoption in the enterprise today is its lack of ability to handle transactions between remote un-trusted (independent) boundaries. There are two schools of thought today with regards to transactions --- The Atomic Way or The Compensating Way which pretty much takes out the atomicity of ACID. Indigo supports WS-AT via Microsoft DTC. Will this be widely adopted in the enterprise collaboration space? Or are we living in Fool's Paradise?
--- William Tay, Softwaremaker.NET
This topic of discussion is something I have not been able to get much of during the Indigo Ascends and TechED Asia I have done and I am hoping to get much more off the original deep thinkers out there (Hey, Jim --- Will you be there?)
If you are interested in attending this discussion, please vote for it here.
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