Apr 11, 2012: Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2012

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Vern Rabe
Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2012

    Vern RabeOne of the new features of SQL Server 2012 is columnstore indexes, where the storage of index data is “turned on its head”, resulting is some great performance improvements. We will look into how this feature is implemented internally, how it can greatly improve query performance in the right environment, its current limitations, and how to work around some of those limitations.

Vern Rabe (Blog | LinkedIn) Vern has 18 years of experience in database architecting, implementation, and maintenance, on both OLTP and dimensional model environments. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he instructs various SQL Server classes while also working on consulting projects, giving him an invaluable appreciation for a balance of theory and practice. His career focus is on Microsoft SQL Server solutions.

Sopheap Suy
Introduction to the Excel 2010 PowerPivot Add-In Feature

    In this brief, but informative session, Sopheap will show you how to create a powerful report with a few clicks of the mouse.

Sopheap Suy(Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) Sopheap is a Database Administrator with over 12 years experience providing quality and timely database management for development, test, and production environment.

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