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From Page Compression Implementation: However, the metadata for the table indicates that page compression should be used. As data is added to the first data page, data is row-compressed. Because the page is not full, no benefit is gained from page compression. When the page is full, the next row to be added initiates the page compression operation. The ...


Regarding "Dynamic", the non-compressed Barracuda-only format, very little has changed from compact, mainly on how blobs (and any very dynamic fields) are stored. I have never had any issues with compact vs. dynamic, so I can safely recommend Barracuda's dynamic. Remember that Barracuda also supports old redundant and compact row formats. The article you ...


COMPACT is format supported by Antilope. It stores first 768 bytes of BLOB in case its value doesn't fit in page. DYNAMIC is almost the same as COMPACT except only 20 bytes for each BLOB field is used. Benefits - more BLOB fields are possible in a record. COMPRESSED is used for compressed tables. Hence its benefits.

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