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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: 2014, 2016, 2017

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


1 Answer


This wait is for the Query Store in 2016 - even though it occurs in 2014 too. It can be ignored. Source: Paul Randal's comment on his page Wait statistics, or please tell me where it hurts

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

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

Prevalence of QDS_SHUTDOWN_QUEUE across the Spotlight Population

For 93 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is around 58 seconds

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

76 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of QDS_SHUTDOWN_QUEUE across the Spotlight Population