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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 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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