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What’s the isolation level do you use for InnoDB ?

In relation to these two posts from Justin Swanhart and Anders Karlsson about transaction isolation levels, I thought it was interesting to do a little survey to get an idea of the most commonly used isolation levels.

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Easy MySQL: transaction isolation and ACID, the simple explanation

Clients often ask what the differences are between the various InnoDB isolation levels, or what ACID means. Here are some simple explanations for those that have not yet read the manual and committed it to memory.

READ UNCOMMITTED
Every select operates without locks so you don’t get consistency and might have dirt reads, which are potentially earlier versions of data. So, no ACID support here.

READ COMMITTED
Has consistent reads without locks. Each consistent read, even within the same transaction, sets and reads its own fresh snapshot.

REPEATABLE READ
The InnoDB default isolation level for ACID compliance. All reads within the same transaction will be consistent between each other – ie, the C in ACID. All writes will be durable, etc etc.

SERIALIZABLE
Same as REPEATABLE READ but MySQL converts regular select …

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