First published on MSDN on Dec 07, 2016
Columnstore index is the preferred technology to run analytics queries in Azure SQL Databases. We recently announced general availability of In-Memory technologies for all Premium databases. Similar to In-Memory OLTP , the columnstore index technology is not available in databases in the Standard and Basic pricing tiers today.

Please refer to the blog https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/clustered-columnstore-index-in-azure-sql-database/ for the details on columnstore index in Azure SQL Database


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