What is lock escalation?

What is lock escalation?

Lock escalation is the bassically use for the converting a lot of low level locks like a row lock or the level locks into higher level locks which is like table locks. Every lock is a memory structure too many locks would mean, more memory being occupied by locks. To prevent this from happening, SQL Server escalates the many fine-grain locks to fewer coarse-grain locks. 

By:UMANG
Date:2013-01-09 00:00:00

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