We are looking for 2 new product logos that describes our transaction manager product (1 for the free edition, and one for the commercial edition). Ideally, the logos should be simple enough to allow visibility in menu button format as well...
A transaction manager is essentially a software product that insures the consistency of data residing in multiple data sources (databases, messaging systems etc). It does this by guaranteeing that incomplete tasks ('transactions') can always be cancelled ('rolled back') as long as they are not explicitly marked as successful ('committed').
The benefit of a transaction manager is that crashes or bugs will not affect the data consistency: after a crash, any pending work is rolled back and the system can start out with a clean state.
Common use cases:
-Banks processing payment orders (stored in SWIFT) whose results have to be inserted in the bank's database. Benefit: if there is a crash then either the payment order is still in SWIFT (and can be retried), or the result in the database.
-Updating customer data in two databases: if a customer's address is stored in two or more databases (departments) then an address change has to be done in all these databases or the data will be inconsistent. Transaction managers can do that.