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You can interact with Kùzu in three ways:

Each query to Kùzu through its CLI or client APIs are transactional, satisfying serializability, atomicity and durability. This part of the documentation also gives details of Kùzu transactions.

Note on Connecting to the Same Database Directory From Multiple Database Instances

Each of these three ways ultimately creates a Database instance in C++ (Kùzu’s CLI is written in C++, so is a C++ process, and Kùzu’s Python API, through which you create a PyDatabase instance is a binding to Kùzu’s C++ API and so ultimately creates a Database instance). Each database you create is identified by its directory. If you are going to concurrently interact with the same database through more than one Database instances, you should ensure that you only issue read queries to the system. Your writes from one Database instance will not be visible to your other program and you can easily corrupt your database. Kùzu currently does not ensure that you are connecting to the same database directory through a single Database instance. You can however open multiple connections to the same database from the same Database instance. So you can have as many connections to the same database using the same Database or PyDatabase instance. But you shouldn’t concurrently have a CLI open that writes to the same database directory and a separate C++ or Python process that reads from the database in that directory.

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