Storage savings with Table Compression

In one of my recent assignments, my client asked me for a solution, to reduce the disk space requirement, of the staging database of an ETL workload. It made me study and compare the Table Compression feature of SQL Server. This article will not explain Compression but will compare the storage and performance aspects of … Continue reading Storage savings with Table Compression

Estimating the storage savings by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE

In the previous article Find columns with NULL values across the table we discussed that storage space can be saved by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE. We also learnt about the query to find all such columns across the tables of a database. In this article we'll … Continue reading Estimating the storage savings by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE

Find columns with NULL values across the table

Recently, I was working on one of the performance tuning assignment with an esteemed client. The size of their databases were growing tremendously. Growth in the database size is directly proportionate to disk space requirement. More the database size will be, more disk space will be required. When we talk about the disk space for … Continue reading Find columns with NULL values across the table