This illustration depicts an example of a session tree. There are three nodes on this session tree: SALES.ACME.COM, WAREHOUSE.ACME.COM, and FINANCE.ACME.COM. The SALES.ACME.COM node has assumed the roles Global Coordinator, Commit Point Site, Database Server, and Client. These roles are explained in the text that follows the figure. A transaction consistenting of several SQL statements associated only with the sales node, which in turn is associated with the warehouse and finance nodes.