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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 17. Server Federations

I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a lawgiver, especially a lawgiver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.

—Albert Einstein[1]

[1] Einstein, Albert. Letter to M. Berkowitz, October 25, 1950. Reprinted in The Expanded Quotable Einstein, ed. Alice Calaprice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, p. 216.

A SQL Server federation is a group of SQL Servers that have had a distributed partitioned view spread horizontally across them. Each server in the federation stores only part of the view's underlying data. Each has the full view definition and can use its metadata to determine ...

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