Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2014: Flipping the DW Faster Bit

Speaker: Jimmy May

Duration: 60 minutes

Track: Data Warehousing

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. 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!” 

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