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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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Transactional ACID-compliant database

The Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) of transactions ensure that your data will not be corrupt. Neo4j prides itself in being an ACID-compliant database. To explain this further, it's probably useful to go back to what ACID really means, apart from that your data stays surprise-less. Basically, the acronym is one of the oldest summaries of the four goals that many database management systems strive for, and they are shown in the following figure:

What an ACID base is
  • Atomicity: This means that changes in the database must follow an all or nothing rule. Transactions are said to be

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