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SQL Server 2012: Nonclustered Columnstore Indexes

by Joe Sack

Learn how nonclustered columnstore indexes in SQL Server 2012 can introduce incredible performance benefits when querying very large data sets in relational data warehouses, applicable to developers and DBAs responsible for application data tiers, from SQL Server 2012 onwards

What you'll learn

If you need to develop a solution to meet your business intelligence needs but don't have the in-house SQL Server Analysis Services skills to make it happen, don't rule out a SQL Server database engine solution just yet. SQL Server 2012 nonclustered columnstore indexes provide a compelling new option for extremely fast querying of very large data sets found in relational data warehouses. This course will cover the benefits of this new functionality and will also clearly articulate the current limitations and planning considerations along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with enough information to help decide if nonclustered columnstore indexes will be a viable choice for your application data tier. This course is perfect for developers, DBAs, and anyone responsible for SQL Server performance. The information in the course applies to SQL Server 2012 onwards.

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About the author

Joe Sack is a Principal Program Manager in the SQL Server and Azure SQL Database product team at Microsoft, with a focus on query processing. With over 19 years of experience in the industry, Joe is an author and speaker, specializing in performance tuning and optimization.

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