Optimizing Query Performance with Columnstore Indexes

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High-performing queries are a requirement for any SQL developer in today’s data-driven world. Maybe you experimented with columnstore indexes in the past but were left with more questions than answers. In this course, Optimizing Query Performance with Columnstore Indexes, you will gain foundational knowledge for building columnstore indexes in your environment. First, you will learn what columnstore is and how it differs from rowstore, giving you an understanding of the columnstore architecture that will assist you in making an informed decision on when to implement it. Next, you will discover the various types of columnstore indexes and which one to create based on your environment’s workload, as well as several features built into columnstore enabling faster performance. Finally, you will explore several techniques for getting the most from your new columnstore indexes. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and optimize columnstore indexes in your unique environment.