Thursday, August 11, 2022

Handling Distributed Transactions in a microservices environment

 In a distributed microservices environment, we do not have complex 2-phase commit transaction managers. 

We need a simpler approach and we have design patterns to address this issue. A good article explaining this strategy is available here -

The crux of the idea is to issue compensating transactions whenever there is a failure in one step of the flow. A good sample usecase for a banking scenario (with source code) is available here -

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