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Columnstore Indexes – part 118 (“SQL Server 2017 Editions Limitations”)

Continuation from the previous 117 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/. As a logical continuation from the blog post Columnstore Indexes – part 91 (“SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition Limitations”), this blogpost will focus on the SQL…

Columnstore Indexes – part 117 (“Clustered vs Nonclustered”)

Continuation from the previous 116 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/ An important issue I have faced already a couple of times in production servers was the usage of the Nonclustered Columnstore Indexes vs the usage of…

Columnstore Indexes – part 110 (“The best column for sorting Columnstore Index on”)

Continuation from the previous 109 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/. In this blog post I wanted to share my thoughts & my script that I am using for picking the best column for achieving the best…

Columnstore Indexes – part 107 (“Dictionaries Deeper Dive”)

Continuation from the previous 106 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/. I would like to thank Sunil Agarwal (Program Manager) & Vassilis Papadimos (Software Engineer) for all their patience and explanations, helping me to get to the…

Precon at PASS Summit 2017 – Columnstore Indexes: Practical Solutions & Techniques

It is with an incredible joy and gratitude that I am able to share that I will be delivering a full-day precon (workshop) at PASS Summit 2017: Columnstore Indexes – Practical Solutions & Techniques on 31st of October 2017 in…

Columnstore Indexes – part 93 (“Batch Mode Adaptive Memory Grant Feedback”)

Continuation from the previous 92 parts, the whole series can be found at http://www.nikoport.com/columnstore/. Given that currently the Batch Execution Mode is an exclusive feature of the Columnstore Indexes, and that the new developments in the query optimisation area are…

CISL 1.4.1 is released

Just one month later after the 1.4.0 release of CISL, I am here again blogging about the new release 1.4.1 which besides bug-fixes and small improvements introduces support for Columnstore Indexes on any edition of SQL Server starting with SQL…

Launching Columnstore.NET

I am so glad that the time has arrived to announce my next project – the Columnstore.NET! This site will incorporate all useful information on the Columnstore Indexes & Batch Execution Mode, including blog posts (from different sources), presentations, case…

CISL 1.4.0 is released

Another happy release of the CISL (Columnstore Indexes Script Library) is live – this time it is 1.4.0! This release is focusing on the addition of the Extended Events, so that a user of CISL can easily set up the…

Migrating to Azure SQLDatabase

Right now one of the hottest topics around the world is the cloud and the successful methods for the migration to the cloud. In the world of Microsoft Data Platform and the relational databases, the Azure SQL Database represents one…
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