During the lifecycle of you data-tier applications, you may need to perform a number of maintenance tasks and performance optimizations against the tables that hold your application’s data. These operations may include partitioning a table, compressing a table, or migrating data to a memory-optimized table. In this chapter, we will explore these three concepts in detail.
Partitioning is a performance optimization for large tables and indexes that splits the object horizontally into smaller units. When the tables or indexes are subsequently accessed, SQL Server can perform an optimization called ...