SQL Server, Latches Object
The SQLServer:Latches object in Microsoft SQL Server provides counters to monitor internal SQL Server resource locks called latches. Monitoring the latches to determine user activity and resource usage can help you to identify performance bottlenecks.
This table describes the SQL Server Latches counters.
SQL Server Latches counters
Average Latch Wait Time (ms)
Average latch wait time (in milliseconds) for latch requests that had to wait.
Number of latch requests that could not be granted immediately.
Number of SuperLatches
Number of latches that are currently SuperLatches.
Number of SuperLatches that have been demoted to regular latches in the last second.
Number of latches that have been promoted to SuperLatches in the last second.
Total Latch Wait Time (ms)
Total latch wait time (in milliseconds) for latch requests in the last second.