ACBS Transaction Server
ACBS Transaction Server (ATS) ensures that ACBS applications integrate with an organization's information technology and Web environments. ATS enables an organization to:
- Create and update data from external systems in ACBS applications and to delete that data from ACBS applications.
- Extract data from the ACBS applications for use in external systems.
ATS is a middleware-adapter technology layer that provides application integration for transaction brokering and management services to external applications. It exposes ACBS application services with formats that include Java, COM, and XML over WebSphere MQ (MQSeries). ATS has built-in support for more than 280 discrete ACBS atomic transactions.
ATS supports synchronous interfaces, which maintain the ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability) properties for transactions. In addition, ATS provides the capability of handling asynchronous interfaces.
ATS also enables Web-based technologies to directly access the information and functionality (e.g., transaction processing) from within Web pages and Web applications. ATS provides all the "plumbing" necessary for clients to develop and/or link their own Web pages and Web applications to ACBS applications.
Web applications developed using Java-centric Web technologies, directly request ACBS transactions and/or data via ATS' Java Application Program Interface (API). Web applications developed using Microsoft-centric Web technologies directly request ACBS transactions and/or data via the ATS COM API. Web applications that prefer integration via API-neutral mechanisms can directly and natively request ACBS transactions and data by producing and consuming XML documents delivered to and received from the server via WebSphere (MQ) MQSeries).