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The description shown below is the top answer as voted by the Spotlight community.

The charts are based on 2.1 TB of data collected from 4207 instances uploaded by 323 Spotlight users over an 8 week period.


Category: Remote Provider
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


1 Answer


Occurs in a MS DTC worker session when the session is waiting to take ownership of a MS DTC transaction. After MS DTC owns the transaction, the session can roll back the transaction. Generally, the session will wait for another session that is using the transaction. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

For each of 4207 instances, we ranked DTC_ABORT_REQUEST on how frequent it is compared to all other recent waits. The chart shows the total of all rankings.

Prevalence of DTC_ABORT_REQUEST across the Spotlight Population

For 68 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is around 3.1 seconds

For each instance, we found all the recent hours when it had a DTC_ABORT_REQUEST wait. We found the average latency for each of those hours.

54 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of DTC_ABORT_REQUEST across the Spotlight Population