Friday, April 6, 2012

Transactions and parallelism and actors, oh my!

I wanted to cross-post an article I just wrote on the benefits of transactions in a massively parallel environment (not just a distributed system), not just because some may find it interesting in itself, but also because it references some of the work we've been doing in the project over the past decades. I'm hoping that as we do more work on STM and mobile transactions, to name but two areas of work, that we'll bring some of the techniques that were written about 20+ years ago to a new audience and maybe out of the realm of research. We have got a great transaction system and team here that is second to none. I'm convinced that just as Arjuna pushed the boundaries of standards and adoption of transactions for the past decades, so too can JBossTS/Narayana into the future.