Chapter 6 of David Kroenke's
Database Concepts: Database Administration
Is my understanding correct that in a database, simultaneous transactions don't really happen. Instead, it is a concurrent transaction that is happening fast that users think it is a simultaneous transaction?
The reason I ask is because I was thrown off by the question on my assignment asking how many CPUs are required to perform a simultaneous transaction. I answered only one cpu is required since it is really a concurrent transaction that is happening and not a simultaneous one?
EDIT: ~ jcolebrand --
@gbn and @Mark,
I appreciate your input, however, I absolutely have no idea about what those terms are because this course I am currently taking is an introductory course to database management and my question was only discussed in the book in 1 paragraph and did not elaborate any further. I might be able to understand your responses in time, but now, i cannot just yet. Thanks though!