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What are the three major categories of middleware? Explain the role of each category and how they interact.

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Middleware can actually be categorized into four major categories: Transactional, procedural, message oriented and object oriented middleware.

Transactional Middleware: This category of middleware, also known as transaction processing or TP, was designed for supporting distributed synchronous transactions. It is a very reliable middleware and can dispatch, schedule and prioritize numerous application requests simultaneously. The main role of a transaction ...