To fully appreciate just how different columnstore indexes are, and why work so well in reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads, but not for online transaction processing (OLTP), we must first look at the traditional “rowstore” indexes.
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In this article we look at how to create a SQL Server database snapshot and how snapshots can be used for reporting, auditing and more.
I've just finished working in my fourth shared work space. I am not a fan. The endless hallways with all these little glassed in rooms where I can see everyone, and everyone can see me, are not my favorite places. I can see white boards with content that maybe I shouldn't be seeing. There are […]