ACID Properties in RDBMS

  1. Abort: Changes made to database are not visible that means they are not saved in the database
  2. Commit: Changes made to the database are visible and saved successfully.
  • power failures may have occurred in the middle of the transaction process (where A’s amount deducted but B’s account not added with the amount transferred) and the system would have gone through power failure. At this point after system starts A’s amount deducted and B’s not yet being updated is considered as one of the biggest issue. By considering these abort operation Atomicity property will be executed to abort the transaction so that the transaction is failed and respective people amount is same as it is before.
  • Consistency property is to check whether the respective updated data is correct according to the integrity constraint defined while creating the database. We can put address in the record space where money has to be put as the value.
  • While transaction happening another transaction can not query for the person A’s account details and person B’s details, even though it happens it will give a wrong details. Let’s say while person A is deducted and person B not yet got that if we check for both people’s account details person A has $400 and person B $200. The sum of money before the transaction is ($500 + $200 = $700). When another transaction querying ($400 + $200 = $600). So, this illustrates us that there is no data inconsistency. So, while one transactions happening data involving in the transactions should be isolated.
  • As how its described in the Durability section sum of the final amount of each person before transaction and after transaction should be equal.




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