T-SQL Tuesday #79 – COMPRESS()ing LOB data

June 14, 2016 Andy 2

It’s T-SQL Tuesday,  the blog party that SQL Server expert Adam Machanic (blog|twitter) started. This month’s episode is hosted by Michael J Swart (blog| twitter). The topic: SQL Server 2016 is out! SQL Server 2016 is hot off the presses, and Michael challenges us to blog about it. I’ve been using … [Read More]

Data Compression: How page compression works

February 22, 2016 Andy 1

SQL Server supports two kinds of data compression on rowstore data. Columnstore compression is for a different day. You can compress heaps, clustered indexes (on both tables and views), and nonclustered indexes (on both tables and views). Compression requirements Data compression is available in SQL … [Read More]

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Data Compression: How row compression works

February 15, 2016 Andy 3

SQL Server supports two kinds of data compression on rowstore data. Columnstore compression is for a different day. You can compress heaps, clustered indexes (on both tables and views), and nonclustered indexes (on both tables and views). Compression requirements Data compression is available in SQL … [Read More]

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Data Compression: Costs & benefits

December 29, 2015 Andy 3

SQL Server supports two kinds of data compression on rowstore data. Columnstore compression is for a different day. You can compress heaps, clustered indexes (on both tables and views), and nonclustered indexes (on both tables and views). Compression requirements Data compression is available in SQL … [Read More]