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Internet Week: Think Big Picture

Jul 08, 1999, 01:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Teri Robinson)

"Incorporating E-Commerce Sites Into Core Business Systems Has Made Transaction Processing More Important Than Ever."

"Simply defined, transaction processing encompasses any request that requires an automated response. This includes everything from updating customer records to electronic funds transfers and issuing payroll checks."

"Typically, companies turn to middleware from vendors like BEA Systems, IBM, Oracle and Sybase to run transaction processing systems... "BEA has at least 60 percent of the [transaction processing] market..."

"To meet the increased interest in Linux, BEA has added Linux support to both Tuxedo and WebLogic. Recently, the company put a trial version of Tuxedo on its Web site for visitors to download..."

"... Carges contends there is pent-up demand for companies that want to build mission-critical apps on top of Linux."

"Growing user interest in Linux aside, the Internet now has the greatest impact on transaction processing."

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