SQL Friday #29: Uwe Ricken on “Simplify Data Management with Partitioning”
The days of small database systems are now over. Even “small” systems already provide databases with a data volume of several 100 GB. It can be a real challenge for the DBA to do the daily maintenance tasks, data backup, consistency checks, … within a reasonable time frame.
With the help of partitioning (also a feature of the Standard Edition since SQL 2016), considerable advantages can be achieved in ETL processes, maintenance and backup / recovery.
The main area of application for partitioning is the optimization of loading paths for complex DWH solutions and the maintenance of large databases (statistics, indices, backups, restores). The very strongly demo-based session shows partitioning scenarios that allow the DBA to do alternative things again and encourage ETL developers to dance with joy.
Uwe Ricken is working with IT systems since the 90’s. The start of experiences with Microsoft SQL Server came with the assignment for development of membership administration software for the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. The software has been distributed to five additional European countries.
The primary passion for developments with Microsoft SQL Server expanded in 2007 with his engagement as a DBA for Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main. After 6 years of operational experiences as a DBA and over 14 years as a developer of complex database models he achieved the “Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008” certification which “was” the highest technical certification.
The year 2013 finished with the first MVP award for his support to the Microsoft SQL Server community in Germany and Europe.