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Tigris provides global, ACID transactions with strict serializability using optimistic concurrency control. The transactions allow multiple clients to concurrently read and write data in the database with strong consistency guarantees.

Transactions in Tigris work across collections and documents without any restrictions. Unlike some other document databases, there are no confusing read or write concerns to configure, and no cross-shard caveats.

Let say you have a use-case of managing user accounts and there are cases when you need to move money from one account to another atomically. The following example explains how you can use transactional functionality of Tigris to substract 100 from user one and move it to user two.

type User struct {
Id int `tigris:"primary_key,autoGenerate"`
Name string
Balance float64

// When the closure returns no error, the changes from all the operations
// executed in it will be committed as a transaction.
// If the closure returns an error, the changes from the operations are
// rolled back.
db.Tx(ctx, func(txCtx context.Context) error {
var userOne *User
if userOne, err = users.ReadOne(txCtx, filter.Eq("Id", 1)); err != nil {
return err

var userTwo *User
if userTwo, err = users.ReadOne(txCtx, filter.Eq("Id", 2)); err != nil {
return err

if _, err = users.Update(txCtx, filter.Eq("Id", 1),
fields.Set("Balance", userOne.Balance-100)); err != nil {
return err
if _, err = users.Update(txCtx, filter.Eq("Id", 2),
fields.Set("Balance", userTwo.Balance+100)); err != nil {
return err

return nil