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Why is it not advisable to simply set all transactions to level serializable ?

just wanted to know why it is not recommended to set transactions to level serializable??

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Kev Riley answered

Serializable is the highest level of isolation, and conversely the lowest level of concurrency - so this alone would probably stop most people from using it. Running multiple SERIALIZABLE transactions at the same time will have the effect of running them one at a time - i.e.serially.

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