Partition Level Locking: Explanations From Outer Space

It’s not that I don’t like partitioning It’s just that most of my time talking about it is convincing people not to use it. They always wanna use it for the wrong reasons, and I can sort of understand why. Microsoft says you can partition for performance. Partitioning large tables or indexes can have the…
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SQL Server Table Partitioning Tutorial: Videos and Scripts

There’s a secret to learning about SQL Server’s table partitioning feature: you need to get your hands on some code and really play with it in a test environment. In this tutorial, Kendra will walk you through test scripts that set up a sample table partitioning environment. These scripts demonstrate gotchas to look out for…
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Potential Problems with Partitioning

Getting started with table partitioning is difficult; there are many decisions to make after you’ve decided to partition data. Correctly configuring partitioning is critical to the long term performance and stability of the database from both a querying and data modification standpoint. There are three key considerations that database architects should devote time to before…
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