10.2.6. About Java Transaction Service (JTS)
Java Transaction Service (JTS) is a mechanism for supporting Java Transaction API (JTA) transactions when participants of the transactions reside in multiple Java Enterprise Edition containers (application servers). Just as in local JTA transactions, each container runs a process called Transaction Manager (TM). The TMs communicate with each other using a process called an Object Request Broker (ORB), using a communication standard called Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).
From an application standpoint, a JTS transaction behaves in the same ways as a JTA transaction. The difference is that transaction participants and datasources reside in different containers.
The implementation of JTS included in JBoss EAP 6 supports distributed JTA transactions. The difference between distributed JTA transactions and fully-compliant JTS transactions is interoperability with external third-party ORBs. This feature is unsupported with JBoss EAP 6. Supported configurations distribute transactions across multiple JBoss EAP 6 containers only.