- New world applications should use some old world techniques like transactions, but this is not necessarily ACID transactions.
- New world applications should sometimes talk with old world applications
- Old world applications should support some of the new world characteristics -- and have to evolve.
All these three relations do exist, I'll write in the future about each of these topics.
Last but not least -- back to the title of transactions vs. events. Event processing seem to have some of the characteristics of the new world, however, there are some synergies again between transactions and events.
One of my earliest posts on this blog, in 2007 had the title: "Event processing and transactions - real, real time, and real time enterprise", where I discussed briefly the idea of event processing within transactional system. Since then there was some progress in the thinking - I need to revisit this issue on the blog.
So made some promises on future posts on this Blog - and now back to the new world of looking at what is new on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn... More -later