SQL Server 2012: Column store indexes

Ever since the inception of SQL Server, its indexes have always been based on B-trees. With SQL Server 2012, that finally changes!
A new index type is introduced: the column store index. A completely different paradigm, that can offer huge performance increases for some workloads.
In this session, Hugo will give you a fascinating "under the hood" view of this new type of indexes. How are they built, how do they work, and why do they manage to have such a dramatic impact on performance? Attend this session, and you'll find out!
Presented by Hugo Kornelis at SQLBits X
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    Hugo Kornelis is an established SQL Server communiity expert who spends a lot of time at various conferences. He is also a blogger, technical editor of a variety of books, and Pluralsight author. He is a SQL Server MVP since 2006.


    When not working for the community, he is busy at his day job: freelance database developer/consultant.


    Hugo has over 18 years of SQL Server experience in various roles. He has a strong database design background, but also loves to write and tune complex queries.

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