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In our ongoing series, Michael Olschimke, our CEO, delves into a viewer’s question:

“During boot camp, Michael advises switching on page compression on the MS SQL server platform. Now when the platform supports column compression (via column store indexes) would you advise it instead? Do you have any project experience with it?”

The viewer seeks Michael’s insights on a specific query that emerged during a boot camp session. The question revolves around the recommendation to enable page compression on MS SQL Server and whether, with the advent of column compression via column store indexes, Michael would now advise using the latter. The viewer is particularly interested in understanding Michael’s project experiences related to this choice.

In response, Michael shares his expertise on the nuances of compression techniques in the context of MS SQL Server. He discusses the merits of both page compression and column store indexes, offering practical insights into their application based on project experiences. This session provides valuable guidance for optimizing storage and performance in the MS SQL Server platform, exploring the trade-offs and benefits of each compression approach.

For those navigating the complexities of compression choices within their SQL Server environment, Michael’s knowledge in this episode offers clarity and actionable recommendations, making it a valuable resource for Data Vault practitioners.

Meet the Speaker

Michael Olschimke

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialized in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. Challenge him with your questions!

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