Columnstore Performance Counters

Niko Neugebauer talks about perfmon counters available for understanding what’s going on with columnstore indexes:

As mentioned right in the beginning of this article, Sunil Agarwal lead the development team into adding greatly valuable performance counters with it’s own object ‘MSSQL:Columnstore‘ that provides some incredible insight on some of the internal operations that are not exposed in other ways.
This was a very much needed step, because SQL Server 2014 has brought a lot of different performance counters and objects for the In-Memory (XTP), while Columnstore Indexes were deserving a good treatment of their own.

This gives you one more avenue for research if you’re experiencing columnstore-related issues.

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