Chapter 7.  Table Partitioning

In the last chapter, we talked about indexes and constraints in detail. It helped you to understand the purpose of indexes/constraints, and the best way we can use them in the real world. In this chapter, we are going to talk about table partitioning. We'll start with a basic introduction to partitioning, and will cover topics such as need for partitioning, the way it is done, and how exactly it helps. We will also discuss about the flow, that is, how it works so that you can have better control over it. You will learn how to manage table partitions once they are created, the kind of maintenance they require, and how to make the system get the best use out of it. We will also talk about types of partitioning that ...

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