Creating a Globally Partitioned Index

Globally partitioned indexes essentially mean that the index has a different partitioning scheme and is partitioned based on a different column or set of columns than the data. This is primarily done to increase the performance of queries against the data in the database. Based on user queries against a given table, it may lend itself to having a globally partitioned index on a given queried column in order to improve query performance. See Figure 6-2 for an example of how a globally partition is constructed based on the data in a given table.


Figure 6-2. Globally partitioned index architecture

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