Understanding SQL Server Concurrency

When you can't get to your data because another application has it locked, a thorough knowledge of SQL Server concurrency will give you the confidence to decide what to do.

Download your free copy of SQL Server Concurrency: Locking, Blocking and Row Versioning, the new eBook by world-renowned SQL Server trainer Kalen Delaney, dive into SQL Server's models for concurrent access, and learn how to troubleshoot blocking, deadlocking, and update conflicts.

The simplest way to catch these problems on your servers is with SQL Monitor, so grab a free trial and see how quickly you can put Kalen's tips into practice.

1. Free eBook: SQL Server Concurrency: Locking, Blocking and Row Versioning

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  • Find out how to ensure you always have access to your data when you need it.
  • Learn about transaction isolation levels, ACID properties, and SQL Server's optimistic and pessimistic concurrency models.
  • Get hints and tips on how to troubleshoot excessive blocking and deadlocking.

2. Get instant alerts when blocking or deadlocking occurs

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  • Try SQL Monitor for free, and get alerts when blocking or deadlocking occurs.
  • Quickly see what the victim process is, so you know where changes need to be made.
  • Fix the problem fast with the troubleshooting hints in your free eBook.

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