Splitting a database table into multiple segments for performance or manageability.

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Is there a difference between RANGE and LIST method for partitioning by consecutive integer values?

I have a table with a year column that has consecutive values -- 2000, 2001, and so on. It's a read-heavy MyISAM table, with 25+ million rows for every value of year and a comparable set inserted in ...
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Paritioning performance for full table scan on non-paritioned index

We have a table in Postgres that we are considering partitioning. We occasionally query an indexed field that is separate from one with the partition key. My question is: Can partitioning the table ...
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SQL Server : ALTER TABLE tablename SWITCH PARTITION 2 to tempempty

Have a sliding partition where I need to remove the trailing partition when they expire. I create an empty table that matches the existing table. When I create the empty table, I specify the file ...
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Are we a good fit for SQL Server Enterprise and table partitioning?

We currently have a production database that contains millions of records (14 million in the largest table). One function of the database is to provide time sheet information so a single table could ...
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How to remove a table partition

I would like to remove a partition from a table in a SQL Server 2012 database. The table has a primary key but the partition column is not a primary key. I would also like to keep the data structure ...
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How Does Table Partitioning Help?

I am having difficulty to grab the idea of pros and cons of table partitioning. I am about to start work on a project which would have 8 tables and one of them will be the main data table which will ...
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How can I interpret the results of these DMVs to help me evaluate our partitioning strategy?

Version: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edtn. (10.50.4000) In attempt to evaluate our partitioning strategy, I wrote this query to get the access methods against indexes on partitions (in the broadest ...
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Partitioning MySQL vs PostgreSQL

For our new system we are looking for database server. We considered a lot of pros/cons for MySQL(InnoDB) vs PostgreSQL and the breaking point for us is partitioning. We will choose the one which ...
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Want to create partitions of a MySQL table and change the charset of new partitions

I have a database table which contains large amount of data. I have written a script to create new partitions every week and drop old partitions (which are of no use). Currently, I have a column in ...
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ALTER TABLE … SWITCHing from regular table to partitioned table fails

The code below does the following: Creates a database play_partition in C:\TEMP Creates two identical partitioned tables play_table and archive_play_table Switches play_table partition 1 to ...
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Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
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PostgreSQL partition pruning?

In postgres partition is done by child tables. My problem are, when we issue a query to master table , does the query optimizer do partition pruning ? i.e select appropriate child table rather than ...
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Partitioning large mysql table

I have a large (40GB) table I would like to partition. The rows are essentially write once read many. Currently I am using mysql 5.5 innodb with file_per_table. It's tough to optimize this table since ...
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Are there any inherently non-partitionable datasets?

Are there any practical datasets that, by their nature, cannot be partitioned in any practical way? I am wondering about this because such datasets would be ill-suited to scaling out on commodity ...
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Oracle Partition Table Space Issue

I have a table with list partitions on it. When i insert data i see that all the partitions have default initial size of 8 MB and I also noticed that when i truncate full table and check size it still ...
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Best Practice in storage allocation for compressed and partitioned tables

I have a fairly large database that basically consists of one table, this table is paritioned by month and all partitions are compressed with page compression. After the initial load of the data there ...
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Modulus calculation for compound primary keys in MySQL Cluster (and other sharded databases)

In MySQL Cluster, and generally in sharded databases, how is a compound primary key's modulus calculated? Say, for example, there are two tables that have primary keys like so: CREATE TABLE Orders ...
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MySQL 5.1: How to rollback partitioned table

I have partitioned a table on the basis of one flag column have value either 0 or 1. Now, I want to roll back these tables. How can I do this?
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Drop partition scheme with orphan indexes

I have a partition scheme in my SQL Server database that I am trying to drop. This scheme was used by 2 indexes, which I deleted. I can't delete the scheme, since it appears to still be used by the ...
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What is a “leaf expression”?

What is a "leaf expression"? Partition-clause expressions are limited in the following ways: Your partition-clause must calculate a single non-null value for each row. You can reference multiple ...
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Oracle DB - Is it possible to distribute data of a table onto multiple servers?

BigTable[1]-like systems (HBase[2] for instance) allows a table to be distributed transparently accross multiple servers. This works as follows: Each server perform the read/writes operations on ...
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How to split the Wordpress database?

FYI - I originally posted this question under the Wordpress Development site here: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/145861/how-to-split-the-wordpress-database I have a site that is used ...
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whether to merge partitioned table with only partially overlapping columns

I opted for MonetDB for my static data, but this might be less of a MonetDB-specific question about features than about RDBMS (or just SQL) in general. I have data with a few "cross-sectional" ...
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How to get accurate row counts in partitions in a table

I am trying to fetch row counts in each partition for a table. But I got confused as in sys.partitions row counts is on basis of indexes. So how can I get exact row count for partitions in a table.
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Does partitioning sometimes require denormalization?

Specific example of what I'm asking: Say that a SaaS app has an Order table with CustomerID and a child OrderItem table. We want to partition both tables and we want to use CustomerID as the ...
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Strange behaviour with MySQL 5.1 TO_DAYS partitioning schema

I have this table definition: CREATE TABLE `va_ventas` ( `ID` INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `Date` DATE NOT NULL, `Time` TIME NULL DEFAULT NULL, `Country` VARCHAR(3) NULL DEFAULT NULL, ...
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How does partitioning and the lack of a primary key affect ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE

Consider a table with the following columns: phone BIGINT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, name VARCHAR(64), state VARCHAR(64) We would like to partition the table on state, however that would require ...
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Database partitioning - Horizontal and Vertical sharding - Difference between Normalization and Row Splitting?

I am trying to grasp the different concepts of Database Partitioning and this is what I understood of it: Horizontal Partitioning/Sharding: Splitting a table into different tables that will contain a ...
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Is table partitioning improving performance? Is it worth it?

I have just been involved in a project on which I will have to develop a data migration process and a web interface that uses an already existing SQL Server DB. This DB was developed by another person ...
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Oracle tables partition related

Here is my doubt. Is it possible to apply a partition to one table depending in the partitions values of another one? Why I am asking? I have one table where information headers are persisted, and ...
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How to take partitions or filegroups out of service

I'm an experienced SQL Server DBA but new to partitioning, and I have a couple of questions. Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. I've inherited a large customer metrics database that grows ...
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Partitioning a table state

So far I always used date ranges to partition my tables, however now I like to do it by state or a selected list of cities where all others that are not explicitly listed in an "other" partition, is ...
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What are the possible risks involved in partitioning large database tables? [closed]

There has been much talk about the benefits of table partitioning in Relational DBMS. I would like to know: Are there any risks to table partitioning ? What measures are there to take to minimize ...
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What inefficiency does sharding & partitioning attempt to address? [closed]

I have never implemented sharding or partitioning, but from what I understand, multiple servers are used to distribute large amounts of data. Is this because of a limited hardware budget or to ...
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Best practices for configuring the Drive/Filegroup setup for Microsoft SQL 2008

I am a software developer for a small company. I wish we had a dba but not in the cards at this point for this company. I was working on migrating our 75gb SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2008 ...
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Logically Horizontale-Partitioned Tables

I have two legacy tables, lets call them TableA and TableB. Both of them fall under the same schema design with identical columns, in other words you can union them directly as one table. The only ...
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Return ID from partitioned table in postgres?

When I insert a record I need to return the inserted id by RETURNING. The problem is that the table is partitioned and in partitioned table I can't use RETURNING. I run multiple queries at once so I'm ...
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What is the best partition technique for large table with TEXT column?

MySQL: What is the best partition technique for large InnoDB table (around 1.5M rows) with TEXT type of column? There is a FULLTEXT index on the TEXT column, which is very essential for my searching ...
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Availability Groups and Partition Swapping

Is it possible to use SQL 2012 Availability Groups over two machines and perform partition swapping on the primary machine ?
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Does Oracle Partition by Reference optimizes join queries

Oracle 11g has a new feature in partitioning tables called partition by reference. I want to know whether Oracle joins (nested-loop-joins or hash-join or ...) rows from proper partitions when joining ...
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Proper drive partitioning in Linux for Oracle

I have a current production physical server running on RHEL and I'm going to be building a new Oracle Linux VM to take it's place. Below is a listing of the existing physical drive partitions. Can ...
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Strategy to deal with multi billion row simulation results and partitioning

I am trying to come up with a good way to deal withthe results of statistical simulations from a dba point of view. We generate about 500 million rows per day, most of which are "garbage" (i.e. the ...
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How do I get a list of all the partitioned tables in my database?

How do I get a list of all the partitioned tables in my database? Which system tables/DMVs should I be looking at?
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Bulk loading to partitioned table

I am designing a database application which will be using PostgreSQL 9.3. My question is regarding bulk loading a CSV to a partitioned table. I have done a lot of research, but I'm still unsure of ...
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Oracle partition by interval using persian calendar

Oracle supports Persian (Jalali) calendar in DDL queries, I can easily say: select to_char(register_date, 'YYYY-MM-DD', 'nls_calendar=persian') from my_table; I created a table as: create ...
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Partitioning a table vs moving entries to another table

I don't understand how partitioning helps me more or less than using a separate table to store older records. I need to maintain a list of stock entries along with historical records about the stock. ...
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How to structure Master/Detail tables for performance without denormalizing?

Some Background Info We have a set of tables that holds all the transactions for our system, TransactionHeaders and TransactionDetails. There are roughly 80k Transactions a day which translates to ...
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ALTER TABLE SWITCH statement failed

ALTER TABLE SWITCH statement failed because column does not have the same ANSI trimming semantics in tables... Does anyone knows how to fix that on already existing table full of data? Well, I've ...
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Indexing issues while partitioning with dbms_redefinition

I get an error while doing the redefinition. Following are the steps which I have taken so far: Step 1. Start redefinition DBMS_REDEFINITION.CAN_REDEF_TABLE(v_name, 'T_FDC_TOOLCONTEXT', ...
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Rename interval partitioning system generated partition names

I have an existing table which I partitioned (interval partitioning on a daily basis) using dbms_redefnition. PARTITION BY RANGE ("TIME_ID") INTERVAL (NUMTODSINTERVAL(1,'DAY')) (PARTITION "p1_1" ...