MySQL 5.1 introduces partitioning – a very useful feature for databases with large tables. This tutorial explains the benefits of partitioning and shows in practice how to take advantage of its features.
Users attending this tutorial will learn how to get started with
partitions, when to use and when to avoid partitioning, and how to deal with common partitioning problems.
Giuseppe Maxia is the MySQL community team lead.
A system analyst with 20 years of IT experience, he has worked as a database consultant and designer for several years.
He is a frequent speaker at open source events and the author of many articles.
He lives in Sardinia (Italy).
Sarah Sproehnle is a Senior Instructor for MySQL/Sun. She has many years experience delivering training on various topics such as database administration, performance tuning, high availability, programming, and system administration.
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