ColumnStore Index

Stairway to Columnstore Indexes

Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 3: Building The Columnstore

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The performance increase columnstore indexes grant when reading data from the index is offset by the expensive process required to build the index. In this Stairway level, Hugo Kornelis walks you through the steps SQL Server takes when building (or rebuilding) a columnstore index.

2022-08-10 (first published: )

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Stairway to Columnstore Indexes

Stairway to Columnstore Indexes Level 2: Columnstore Storage

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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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2022-06-29 (first published: )

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