Kendra Little

Information & Communications Technology

Database Administration DevOps & Automation performance tuning

Defuse the Deadlock!

Deadlocks strike fear in the hearts of even experienced database administrators. In this session we will walk through an example deadlock and show how to find and interpret the deadlock graph to understand what is happening. We will examine, rate, and test ways to defuse the deadlock. You'll leave the session with an understanding of the questions to ask and avenues to explore the next time you're hit by a deadlock.


Kendra Little

SQL Server and Azure SQL Adventurer

Kendra Little (she/her) has specialized in relational database performance and automation for 20 years. Kendra worked as a database administrator in both startup environments and for a Fortune 100 corporation. As a consultant and trainer, Kendra focused on performance tuning and database internals. Since then, Kendra has worked as an Advocate and Product Manager focusing on Database DevOps. Kendra has recently joined the SQL Docs team at Microsoft as a Senior Content Developer.


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