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Learning Columnstore Indexes


Columnstore indexes are a feature that was introduced in SQ LServer 2016, but enhanced in SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016. This section tries to include links for various versions.

Here are a list of links that might help you learn more. Note that many of these are links to other sites and we cannot guarantee they still work. We also should note that some of these, especially Books Online, may change over time.

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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes - A good general introduction to the feature and learning how it works step by step.

SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2012

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View the index of features for the various versions.