Lock escalation threshold

The system property derby.locks.escalationThreshold determines the threshold for number of rows touched for a particular table above which the system will escalate to table-level locking. The default value of this property is 5000. For large systems, set this property to a higher value. For smaller systems, lower it.

This property also sets the threshold for transaction-based lock escalation (see Transaction-based lock escalation).
Note: For more information about lock escalation, see Locking and performance.
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