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RDBPROD: Pros and Cons of Horizontally Partitioning Indexes the Same as the Data (Doc ID 107047.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 6.1 and later
HP OpenVMS VAX
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium

Goal

You have a table that is horizontally partitioned in several areas. What are the pros and cons of indexes (hashed and/or sorted) partitioned the same as the data versus not partitioned at all (i.e., the index spans all data partitions)? 

Solution

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