Have you heard of the data compression feature in Enterprise Editions of SQL Server 2008 and later? It promises great savings on storage space. But did you know it can also improve I/O performance and enhance SQL Server memory? It also has costs too, in particular, it costs additional CPU to compress data on the fly. But how much CPU is spent on data compression overhead? Is it too much to be worth your time? Or is it an acceptable cost for the big gains in storage space, I/O performance, and memory improvements? To find out all about this cool technology, join Kevin Kline (@kekline) and Melissa Connors (@melikanokaoi) for this case study webinar. They’ll show how data compression works, how to choose the tables and indexes to compress, and the positive and negative performance impact of implementing data compression. Attend this webinar to learn the important ways that data compression affects workloads.
You can download the slides and scripts from the presentation here.