It was my pleasure and honor that I was invited to the Brent Ozar Unlimited Office Hours. During the office hours, we received quite a few interesting questions, some were very complicated and some were super fun. However, the best part of attending the office hours was the company. I was fortunate to have Brent, Richie, and Tara along with me in this office hours. Please note that the questions which we discussed during the session were asked live.
During the early year of my career, one of the most popular questions I used to receive was – What is Forwarded Record? I used to find this question very valid as many people yet did not know what is the forwarded record. In most of the cases as time passes by more knowledge is spread amount SQL Server users and the number of questions reduces on a single topic. However, this is something I can’t say is true for Forwarded Records.
Question: How to List All the clustered and nonclustered Indexes of Your Table in SQL Server?
How to List All ColumnStore Indexes with Table Name in SQL Server? – Interview Question of the Week #153
Question: How to List All ColumnStore Indexes with Table Name in SQL Server? As ColumnStore Indexes are getting more and more popular.
Question: What are Forwarded Records in SQL Server?
Answer: It is interesting to see this question keeps on coming up in the interview questions. Even though this is very old concept, I hardly see new DBAs know about this subject.
Let us see the answer the question about the forwarded records.
I have been writing a lot of my findings with SQL Server 2016 in the recent past. This is also being something I have been investing big time keeping my session at SQLPASS coming in the October timeframe. I will be talking on a number of capabilities and enhancements around SQL Server 2016 from a performance standpoint that it is critical for me to explore some. I invest considerable time in preparation for any session and every single year going to SQLPASS has been the highlight and most of the time it is about hard work to make sure everyone attending my session gets the best of content. Also, it is a great way for me to do due diligence and homework as I prepare with real world problem statement with possible alternatives and solutions as part of my session. Let us learn about Creating Clustered ColumnStore with InMemory OLTP Tables.