Columnstore And Merge Replication

Niko Neugebauer tests whether merge replicated tables can use columnstore indexes:

Adding this table to the publication will end up with the following, self-explaining error message, being very clear that the Clustered Columnstore Indexes are not supported for the Merge Replication[.]

There is no surprise here, as the same Clustered Columnstore Indexes are not supported for the Transactional Replication, but I feel that a great opportunity is lost and the Replication technology are being quite ignored by the emerged technologies, such as In-Memory & Columnstore, where the scenarios of replicating the Data Warehousing data is something that a lot of people can find very useful.

I wish it would be otherwise, and this would allow to bring more customers to use Columnstore Indexes.

Clustered columnstore indexes aren’t possible, but read on to learn whether non-clustered columnstore indexes are supported.

Related Posts

Creating a Columnstore Index

Monica Rathbun shows a scenario where creating a clustered columnstore index can make data retrieval much faster: Using AdventureworksDW2016CTP3 we will work with the FactResellerSalesXL table which has 11.6 million rows in it. The simple query we will use as a demo just selects the ProductKey and returns some aggregations grouping them by the different […]

Read More

Simplifying Columnstore

Monica Rathbun takes us through concepts behind columnstore indexes: Now, I admit when these first were introduced in SQL Server 2012 I found them very intimidating (additionally, you couldn’t update them directly). For me, anytime you say columnstore, my mind tends to set off alarms saying wait stay away, this is too complicated. So, in […]

Read More

Categories

March 2018
MTWTFSS
« Feb Apr »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031