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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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Deciding Between OLTP and OLAP Partitioning

If you are working with the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server, you now have the ability to do relational table partitioning in your star schema source tables. This strategy can complement cube partitioning you implement using SSAS, or you can choose to partition only on the relational side. The consideration then becomes which type of partitioning is appropriate for your BI solution?

Relational Table Partitioning in SQL Server

Table partitioning is the ability to position data from the same table on in different filegroups, often in different physical locations (disks), while that data appears to continue to originate from the same logical table from the end-user's perspective. This simplifies management ...

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