The use of transactions is a cornerstone when building database applications. However in our daily work, we often do not really care much about them. In many cases they are handled implicitly for us by the (J EE) container or application framework – such as Spring – we are using. We rely on these frameworks to do a lot of the heaving lifting around transactions. At a pure JPA level there is a lot of transaction-related logic going on under the hood. This post discusses transactions at the JPA and database (JDBC) layer and how they play together and affect the functionality and performance of our applications

Read the full blog post on Transactions in a JPA World from Alois Reitbauer which is part of his Application Performance Almanac

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