Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for October 2020

In preparation for this month’s new Fundamentals of Columnstore class, sp_BlitzIndex has a few cool new tricks! I’ll show you how to use ’em for free in the upcoming How I Use the First Responder Kit class, too.

Columnstore indexes are kinda like an index on every column (called a segment), and plus they’re kinda partitioned (called a row group). When you want to visualize how the data is stored, call sp_BlitzIndex just for that one table:

The last result set gives you a row per row group, plus columns for each column of the table, showing you what range