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WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework by Mike Liu

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Tradeoffs of distributed transactions

Now you have learned how to turn on distributed transaction support for a WCF service. Before you dive into the distributed transaction world in your real work environment, you need to be aware that distributed transaction support will impact your applications in a few areas, sometimes maybe significantly.

The following is a list of some of the impacts for distributed transactions:

  • Distributed transactions may introduce more complexity to your applications
  • Distributed transactions may decrease the performance of your applications
  • Distributed transactions may increase the deadlock probability of your processes

You should analyze your requirements, consider all pros and cons of turning the distributed transaction ...

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