Off late I have been writing tons of content working with SQL Server 2016. Some of the cool capabilities was to introduce the ability to update a ColumnStore index. This was also covered in the SQL SERVER 2016: Updating Non-Clustered ColumnStore Index Enhancement earlier. One of the readers asked me an interesting question about being inside SQL Server 2012 and they wanted to write / update their data on the ColumnStore enabled system and what was the process for them. The email started saying they were getting the following error.
The last time when I wrote about ColumnsStore FAQ, one of the readers had an interesting question. The question was around how to identify the traits of using a column store inside an execution plan. The very thought got me thinking. I was thinking where to start. I remembered that ShowPlan XML was a great way to see some of these attributes. The very next question that came up, what should one look forward to inside a ShowPlan XML.