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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: Other
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


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Occurs during synchronization between producer and consumer parts of batch execution that are submitted through the connection context. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

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

Prevalence of EXECUTION_PIPE_EVENT_INTERNAL across the Spotlight Population

For 57 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is less than 9.5 ms

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

24 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of EXECUTION_PIPE_EVENT_INTERNAL across the Spotlight Population