Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Transaction Models: The Read/Write Approach

  • Gottfried VossenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_435


Page model; Read/write model; Transaction model


The transaction concept essentially establishes an “ACID contract” in data-processing situations, and a transaction model is an abstraction concept that makes this concept amenable to realizations. Two fundamental models are the page model as well as the object model, where the former is an execution model and the latter is more a conceptual model. The page model is based on the perception that database operations ultimately are read or write operations on pages that need to be transferred between secondary storage and main memory or the database buffer. The model allows making all relevant notions (in particular interleavings of multiple transactions and schedule correctness) precise in a syntactic manner, and it forms the basis for verifying a variety of concurrency control algorithms that can be used in database management as well as other systems.

Historical Background

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gottfried Vossen
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  1. 1.Dep. of Inf. SystemsWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany