Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Data partitioning in SQL Server 2005

Data partitioning, a new feature added to SQL Server 2005, provides a way to divide large tables and indexes into smaller parts. By doing so, it makes the life of a database administrator easier when doing backups, loading data, recovery and query processing.Data partitioning improves the performance, reduces contention and increases availability of data.A Table can be partitioned based on any column in the table. Microsoft defines that column as the partition key. more..

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