db transactions spanning multiple JVMs with JTA
for my framework I need a way to have a single transaction span multiple JVMs.
Here's what I'm working on:
It is going to be a diustributed plugin framework which will be able to run with just J2SE. I have the basics done, I can load plugins based on a XML config file. The plugins can be located anywhere, on any server. The core of the framework handles all the communication between the plugins, so when you code a plugin, you don't have to worry about where the other plugins you are calling are located.
The problem I am now facing is that I need to have a transaction system that will let me group multiple plugins in the same transaction. But seeing how each plugin can potentially run in its own JVM, I need to figure out how to do this.
Everything I read online is that JTA is the way to do this. But all I can find are JTA examples that have a single JVM with multiple databases in a single transaction. This is not what I need, but I can't find any examples related to my use case.
If you guys could help me along, that would be great.