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 this class.

Want to run the demos on your own machine?

If you want to follow along with me in the Stack Overflow database, read the scripts and databases setup.

If you’re attending a live class, join Slack.

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.)