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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: Idle
SQL Server versions: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

This is an idle wait and so it can be safely ignored.


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Internal wait by a thread waiting for an async work task to complete. This is an expected wait and is for CSS use. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

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

Prevalence of PWAIT_HADR_WORKITEM_COMPLETED across the Spotlight Population

For 75 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is less than 270 ms

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

21 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of PWAIT_HADR_WORKITEM_COMPLETED across the Spotlight Population