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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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Essential Denormalization Techniques

You can use various methods to denormalize a database table and achieve desired performance goals. Some of the useful techniques used for denormalization include the following:

Image Keeping redundant data and summary data

Image Using virtual columns

Image Performing horizontal data partitioning using multiple tables rather than table partitioning

Performing vertical data partitioning

Redundant Data

From an I/O standpoint, joins ...

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