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Terms and Abbreviations


In the field of distributed transactions, a number of terms and abbreviations are used. Here are the most common ones:

Term/Abbreviation
Short for
Explanation
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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