Columnstore indexes were introduced in SQL Server 2012 & have been wholly re-architected & optimized in SQL Server 2014. Columnstore indexes are optimized for data warehouse workloads & are a hybrid technology leveraging the best of off-disk & in-memory capabilities. Transparent to the app, columnstore has been shown to render queries at sub-second response times which heretofore took many minutes or longer. This presentation includes an overview of SQL Server 2012 & a deep dive into SQL Server 2014 columnstore indexes, including a review of the architecture, as well as the challenges, workarounds, travails, & big wins at customer sites & inside MSIT. The presentation is rich in demos, including leveraging IaaS—Columnstore in The Cloud. Learn whether columnstore can change your users' world & why columnstore may be a compelling reason to upgrade. Learn how columnstore indexes flip the DW faster bit & why columnstore manifests my motto, “Change the world or go home!”
Presented by Jimmy May and Fusion-io at SQLBits XIV
MP4 Video HD 540 MB