Over the weekend I read a paper titled Column-Stores For Wide and Sparse Data by Daniel J. Abadi. Below is a quick summary of the points made by Abadi followed by some thoughts / application … Continue reading Column-Stores For Wide and Sparse Data
Below is a script I recently used on a project to dynamically generate and execute the statements needed to clear all the data out of a database. It is heavily borrowed from a blog post … Continue reading Generating a Database Clean Up Script
One of the major benefits associated with ColumnStore indexes is increased I/O performance. Below are two of the more common explanations for this bump in I/O performance… ColumnStores only retrieve data (from storage) necessary to satisfy … Continue reading ColumnStores vs. RowStores: I/O Performance and Compression
For the vast majority of SQL Server professionals, it wasn’t until earlier this year, with the release of SQL Server 2012, that concept of “ColumnStore” (as opposed to RowStore) popped up on the radar. And … Continue reading ColumnStores vs. RowStores: How Different Are They Really?
Currently, I’m working with a client to develop a custom database application that will be used for tracking and reporting on account receivables. We have estimated between 2-3 billion transactions per year and need to … Continue reading Diving Into the Deep End with ColumnStore Indexes