sys.dm_pdw_resource_waits (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

Displays wait information for all resource types in Azure Synapse Analytics.


This syntax is not supported by serverless SQL pool in Azure Synapse Analytics.

Column Name Data Type Description Range
wait_id bigint Position of the request in the waiting list. 0-based ordinal. This is not unique across all wait entries.
session_id nvarchar(32) ID of the session in which the wait state occurred. See session_id in sys.dm_pdw_exec_sessions (Transact-SQL).
type nvarchar(255) Type of wait this entry represents. Possible values:


Local Queries Concurrency

Distributed Queries Concurrency

DMS Concurrency

Backup Concurrency
object_type nvarchar(255) Type of object that is affected by the wait. Possible values:





object_name nvarchar(386) Name or GUID of the specified object that was affected by the wait. Tables and views are displayed with three-part names.

Indexes and statistics are displayed with four-part names.

Names, principals, and databases are string names.
request_id nvarchar(32) ID of the request on which the wait state occurred. QID identifier of the request.

GUID identifier for load requests.
request_time datetime Time at which the lock or resource was requested.
acquire_time datetime Time at which the lock or resource was acquired.
state nvarchar(50) State of the wait state. Information not available.
priority int Priority of the waiting item. Information not available.
concurrency_slots_used int Internal See the Monitor resource waits below
resource_class nvarchar(20) Internal See the Monitor resource waits below

Monitor resource waits

With the introduction of workload groups, concurrency slots are no longer applicable. Use the below query and the resources_requested column to understand the resources needed to execute the request.

select rw.wait_id
      ,resources_requested = s.effective_request_min_resource_grant_percent
  from sys.dm_workload_management_workload_groups_stats s
  join sys.dm_pdw_exec_requests r on r.group_name = collate SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  join sys.dm_pdw_resource_waits rw on rw.request_id = r.request_id

See Also

Azure Synapse Analytics and Parallel Data Warehouse Dynamic Management Views (Transact-SQL)