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Purpose and Benefits/Advantages/Uses of Table Partitioning (Doc ID 1390871.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This article summarizes the main benefits of the Partitioning option in the Oracle Database.


This article should be helpful to DBA's and Developers dealing with huge data.


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In this Document
 Partition Pruning
 Partition-Wise Joins
 Partition exchange loading
 Reduced contention for blocks from the tables or indexes
 Reduced I/O contention
 -Performance of large joins through partition wise joins
 -Additional pruning on common predicate column
 Reducing the cost with partitioning
 -Cost of storage
 -Storage Footprint of data on disk
 Further Information

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