"I earlier wrote an article about SQL SERVER – Fundamentals of Columnstore Index and it got very well accepted in community. However, one of the suggestion I keep on receiving for that article is that many of the reader wanted to see columnstore index in the action but they were not able to do that. Some of the readers did not install SQL Server 2012 or some did not have good machine to recreate the big table involved in the demo.
For the same reason, I have created small video for that.
I have written two more article on columstore index. Please read them as followup to the video:
SQL SERVER – Updating Data in A Columnstore Index" [GD: Post leach level: 99%]
Sometimes a 4 minute video is all you need...
Related Past Post XRef:
A couple SQL Server ColumnStore references...
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