4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

Unuseful SQL Server Features

The common internet 'wisdom' about some of the SQL Server features tells that there is no reason at all to use such features as datatypes Varchar(1) or Vardecimal. Varchar(1) is said to occupy at least 2 bytes in any case, but is it really occupying this space ? Vardecimal is obsolete because it provides worse compression ratio and worse performance, but is it correct for all cases ?

This session is about revisiting those features.
Presented by Niko Neugebauer at SQLBits XI
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    Niko Neugebauer is a BI Consultant for OH22. A SQL Server MVP with over 15 years experience in IT, he is very passionate about Data Platform and Community. He is a founder and a leader of the Portuguese SQL Server User Group, SQLPort (http://www.sqlport.com). His passion about SQLSaturday led him to organise the first SQLSaturday outside of North America – SQLSaturday #78. Niko has presented at SQLBits, PASS Summit, SQLRally Nordic, and SQLSaturdays all around the world.
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