Hi, Brent here! I’m really excited to welcome you to Fundamentals of Columnstore Indexes.

Read this whole page: there’s a lot of stuff in here for you.

Watch How to Think Like the Engine and Fundamentals of Index Tuning.

Before we get started, I need to make sure that we’ve covered the basics:

Armed with the material in those two classes, you’ll be well-equipped to keep up in the Mastering class.

Now, get your computer ready for the webcast.

To ask questions and talk to the other attendees, go to https://www.brentozar.com/slack/ to get an instant invite, then join the #BrentOzarUnlimited channel. This way attendees can help each other with their questions during the live labs. (We don’t use the GoToWebinar Q&A or chat because you can’t see each other’s chats.)

Want to run the demos on your own machine?

If you didn’t buy a lab VM, or if you want to run the demos after the class finishes, read the scripts and databases setup.