Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Special Relativity and the Problem of Database Scalability
Author Ann W. Harrison
Paul RuiZendaal wrote:
> I was thinking about consistency between nodes, which isn't quite the C in
> ACID. As you said, it begins with proper definitions :^)

ACID is a cute acronym which doesn't quite describe the ideal
behavior of transactions, but which has become gospel. I've
got no complaint with A, I, or D, but the C meaning "transforms
the database from one consistent state to another" is a weak
creation - deliberately, I'd guess, to allow read-committed
transactions to claim to be ACID.