The series so far:
Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 1 Architecture Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 2 Best Practices and Guidelines
A discussion of how columnstore indexes work is important for making the best use of them, but a practical, hands-on discussion of reality and how they are used in production environments is key to making the most of them. There are many ways that data load processes can be tweaked to dramatically improve query performance and increase scalability.
The following is a list of what I consider to be the most significant tips, tricks, and best practices for designing,