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Pattern: Publish events using database triggers


You have applied the Saga pattern. In order to be reliable, services must atomically publish events whenever their state changes. It is not viable to use a distributed transaction that spans the database and the message broker.


How to reliably/atomically publish events whenever state changes?


  • 2PC is not an option


One or more database triggers insert events into an EVENTS table, which is polled by a separate process that publishes the events.

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