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STDL - A Portable Language for Transaction Processing.

Philip A. Bernstein, Per O. Gyllstrom, Tom Wimberg: STDL - A Portable Language for Transaction Processing. VLDB 1993: 218-229
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/vldb/BernsteinGW93,
  author    = {Philip A. Bernstein and
               Per O. Gyllstrom and
               Tom Wimberg},
  editor    = {Rakesh Agrawal and
               Se{\'a}n Baker and
               David A. Bell},
  title     = {STDL - A Portable Language for Transaction Processing},
  booktitle = {19th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August
               24-27, 1993, Dublin, Ireland, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1993},
  isbn      = {1-55860-152-X},
  pages     = {218-229},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/BernsteinGW93.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/93},
  bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}
}

Abstract

Structured Transaction Definition Language (STDL) is a block-structured language specialized for distributed transaction processing, developed by the Multivendor Integration Architecture consortium. The main design goals were applicationportability across multiple interoperable STDL implementations, and ease of implementation on different vendors' transaction processing systems - both new andexisting ones. This paper describes STDL's transaction features: demarcating transaction boundaries, transactional remote procedure call, transactional queuing, recoverable terminal I/O, and transactional exception handling.

STDL relies on standard C and COBOL for most application logic and all operations on files and SQL databases. All transactional features of STDL and new features outside standard C and COBOL are isolated in procedures written in the STDL task definition language. These features include demarcating transaction boundaries, transaction recovery, exception handling, transactional communications, access to data queues, submission of queued work requests, and invocation of presentation services. This isolation of transactional features is quite different than other persistent programming languages and has two important benefits: one can use applications written in standard C or COBOL, and to implement STDL, it is possible to map clauses of the task definition language onto operations of most any distributed TE monitor.

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Rakesh Agrawal, Seán Baker, David A. Bell (Eds.): 19th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 24-27, 1993, Dublin, Ireland, Proceedings. Morgan Kaufmann 1993, ISBN 1-55860-152-X
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Referenced by

  1. David B. Lomet: Persistent Applications Using Generalized Redo Recovery. ICDE 1998: 154-163
  2. Malik Saheb: Portability of STDL on Top of the TUXEDO Transaction Monitor. ADBIS 1997: 180-188
  3. Erich Newcomer: Pioneering Distributed Transaction Management. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 17(1): 10-15(1994)

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