Hi. I have a database table, web service, and multiple web clients. My web service can have multiple unrelated instances (running on separate jvms). The web clients might hit the services and ask for records from the table. What I want to avoid is that 2 clients will get the same row of the table simultaneously (or while other service is processing it) from the same instance of the service or multiple instances. If I synchronize the piece of code that accesses the DB on the service side it won�t help me because other service from other jvm might still give this row to other client. How do I solve this?