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Distributed Transactions in T-SQL

Kevin Wilkie explains what distributed transactions are and why you probably don’t want to use them:

In the version of transactions that we going to discuss today, we’re going to discuss doing transactions on multiple servers!

A Distributed transaction is defined by HazelSet to be “a set of operations on data that is performed across two or more data repositories”. In even simpler terms, it’s a command run against data on more than one server.

Click through for the warnings about what might possibly go wrong.