Partition indexes for improved SQL Server 2005 performance

August 4, 2006


Index partitioning is one of a number of new features introduced in SQL Server 2005 as a way to distribute the load for a given index across multiple files, which can enhance parallelism or improve index performance in other ways.


  • SQL Server 2000 partitioned views vs. SQL Server 2005 index partitioning
  • Create an index with partitioned data
  • Understand partition function and partition scheme
  • Account for tempdb space

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