Eric Newcomer has just finished co-authoring the second edition of his book on transaction processing. On his blog, he discusses same lessons learned. The first edition was published in 1997, so much, but not everything has changed. Read ”What we Learned Writing the Second Edition of the TP Book.”
He sees a dichotomy in this field..
Fascinating to me are the different assumptions people make in the different worlds between the REST/HTTP “scale out” designs and the mainframe-derived “scale up” designs. This is likely to remain an area of continual evolution.
Oddly, or ironically, SearchSOA.com just ran a piece rolling up some various transaction monitoring events. Read ”End-to-end testing for SOA and enterprise transactions, or Show me the transactions.”