Watch: The most underrated features of SQL Server 2014 — Part 2

Posted in: Business Insights, Microsoft SQL Server

Since its release back in April, SQL Server experts across the globe are becoming familiar with the top features in Microsoft SQL Server 2014—the In-Memory OLTP engine, the AlwaysOn enhancements, and more. But we couldn’t help but notice that there are a few features that aren’t getting the same attention. Warner Chaves, a Microsoft Certified Master and SQL Server Principal Consultant at Pythian has filmed a video series sharing the most underrated features of SQL Server 2014.

In the second video in his series, Warner discusses the significance of the new partition operations, making online index rebuilds and incremental statistics much more efficient. “For many clients, it was really hard to find maintenance windows that were big enough to actually rebuild the entire set [of partition tables] when they had fragmentation issues,” said Warner. “2014 now implements online index rebuild on a partition level.” Learn how incremental statistics became more efficient, and when you can start using the new partition operations by watching his video The Most Underrated Features of SQL Server 2014 — Part 2  down below.

Watch the rest of the series here:


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