Session will be aimed at Database Administrators\Developers who have not previously implemented partitioning within an OLTP database and is designed to give a overview into the concepts and implementation. 

Session will cover the following:- 
An introduction to partitioning, core concepts and benefits. 
Overview of partitioning functions & schemes. 
Considerations for selecting a partitioning column. 
Creating a partitioned table. 
Explanation of aligned and non-aligned indexes. 
Manually switching a partition. 
Manually merging a partition. 
Manually splitting a partition. 
Demo on partition implementation & maintenance, covering automatic sliding windows.

After the session, attendees will have an insight into partitioning and have a platform on which to be able to investigate further into implementing partitioning in their own environment.
Presented by Andrew Pruski at SQLBits XVII
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