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What does mean of locking granularity in SQL Server?

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What does mean of locking granularity in SQL Server?
posted Mar 6, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey

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Lock granularity specifies which resource is locked by a single lock attempt. The SQL Server Database Engine can lock the following resources:

Row,Page,Index key or range of index keys,Table, Extent etc

Lock granularity affects concurrency. In general, the more granular the lock, the more concurrency is reduced. This means that row-level locking maximizes concurrency because it leaves all but one row on the page unlocked. On the other hand, system overhead is increased because each locked row requires one lock. Page-level locking (and table-level locking) restricts the availability of data but decreases the system overhead.

answer Apr 21, 2015 by Shankar.p
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