Re: JDBC transaction isolation
Arne Vajh=F8j wrote:
Richard Maher wrote:
Arne Vajh=F8j wrote ...
Almost all database have it at the SQL level:
Is anyone else of the opinion that Oracle really does not support the
serializable isolation level? (At least not in the way that SQL Server,=
Are you referring to their database product or some other product, such =
and I'm sure others do) That is, it doesn't prevent inserts to the othe=
txn's result-set,touched-rows by locking but rather fudges some sort of
snapshot/consistent-view of old data. (And even then with restrictions)
Eg: - select count(*) from employees where dept_code=1;
They do support SERIALIZABLE isolation, and properly by all evidence:
"ISOLATION LEVEL Clause
"Use the ISOLATION LEVEL clause to specify how transactions containing d=
modifications are handled.
"The SERIALIZABLE setting specifies serializable transaction isolation m=
ode as defined in the
SQL standard. If a serializable transaction contains data manipulation l=
anguage (DML) that
attempts to update any resource that may have been updated in a transact=
ion uncommitted at
the start of the serializable transaction, then the DML statement fails.=
There's nothing in the definition of SERIALIZABLE transactions that requ=
So whatever anyone else's opinion, or yours, the facts seem to be that O=
properly supports SERIALIZABLE transaction isolation. Why do you ask for=
facts are in evidence?
They meet the definition for transaction isolation level serializable.
It is more questionable whether MVCC (and Oracle is actually not the
only database vendor using MVCC != meet what most people associate
What does that matter? The term "serializable transaction isolation" is a t=
erm of art, with a
specific definition. Whatever "most people" associate with it notwithstandi=
ng. It's an objective
term with testable criteria for compliance. Oracle meets the test.
People are not entitled to wrong opinions on the definitions of terms of ar=
t, or any opinions, as to their definition.
Well - I think should use the database definition and not the
English definition when it actually is a database.
But I will not be surprised when somebody ask questions about it.
Surprise at the question is one thing. A correct answer is another.
I'm not evincing surprise at the question, only pointing out that the answe=
r is not a matter of opinion.
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