Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 4 Query Patterns


 

The series so far:

Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 1 Architecture Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 2 Best Practices and Guidelines Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 3 Maintenance and Additional Options Hands-On with Columnstore Indexes: Part 4 Query Patterns

Following a solid dive into the architecture, maintenance, and performance of columnstore indexes, the next logical step is to analyze the data within a columnstore index.

Reading data from a highly compressed analytical structure is quite different from the query patterns used on transactional data. By leveraging metadata, data order, segment elimination, and compression, large tables can be quickly read and