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Improving Integrity of Transaction Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123169D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McFerran, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

Conventional techniques for maintaining integrity in transaction processing systems such as electronic point of sale (EPOS) systems require expensive hardware. For example, costly uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are common in such systems to maintain the current state of the system in the event of power failure.

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Improving Integrity of Transaction Processing System

   Conventional techniques for maintaining integrity in
transaction processing systems such as electronic point of sale
(EPOS) systems require expensive hardware.  For example, costly
uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are common in such systems to
maintain the current state of the system in the event of power
failure.

   The solution described here ports any existing point of sale
system or other transaction processing system onto the Java* or
other object oriented platform which provides static checking and
implicit storage management.  With the introduction of a 'static'
environment the need for UPS equipment within the hardware would no
longer be essential to ensure integrity, therefore reducing cost to
the end user.
  * Trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc.