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Managing Large Tables and Databases

  • Jason Brimhall
  • David Dye
  • Jonathan Gennick
  • Andy Roberts
  • Wayne Sheffield
Chapter

Abstract

Very large tables (where you have row counts in the tens of millions) have special needs. All data manipulations and maintenance operations need special considerations. This chapter will deal with features in SQL Server that can help; specifically, I’ll cover how partitioning a table can ease data movements and how the use of filegroups and data compression can help you improve performance by distributing data I/O across multiple drives and having a smaller amount of data to store on disk.

Keywords

Partition Function Data Compression Partition Scheme Partition Number Large Table 
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© Jason Brimhall 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Brimhall
    • 1
  • David Dye
    • 2
  • Jonathan Gennick
    • 3
  • Andy Roberts
    • 4
  • Wayne Sheffield
    • 5
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  2. 2.FLUSA
  3. 3.MIUnited States
  4. 4.MAUSA
  5. 5.VAUSA

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