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YugabyteDB, the self-styled double-decker distributed relational database, has introduced a read-committed isolation level, allowing for more flexibility for devs and bringing it into step with its more established RDBMS rivals. With the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.15, the company behind the PostgreSQL-compatible …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "they're older; we're modern" which means what? You lack features they've had for years? You lack maturity and stability? What a load of BS, an attempt to imply superiority without the need to supply any facts.

    I'm also not sure why you say that some isolation levels are stronger than others, when the truth is they're just different and all OK, as long as you understand the consequences of using them. Even read uncommitted is OK if you're prepared for what you'll get.

    1. Harel

      Stronger is the naming convention used to order isolation levels. It makes sense as higher levels provide more guarantees on what can and can't be observed by the transaction.

      See for example here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isolation_(database_systems)

      "Since each isolation level is stronger than those below, in that no higher isolation level allows an action forbidden by a lower one..."

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