Partitioning: The ‘why’ is easy, it’s the ‘how’ that stumps us

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Database partitioning has been available since SQL Server 2005, however, it’s rare to find a DBA who has configured their database to make use of this feature.

In this session, Darren will take you through the how, when and why for implementing partitioning in your databases, and the common pitfalls to avoid.

By the end of this session, you will know how to identify good candidates for partitioning and determining the correct partitioning key to implement the feature.

About the Presenter
Based in Brisbane, Darren Dawson is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and Data Platform Solutions Architect at WARDY IT Solutions. Darren has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 2000, spanning a wide range of industry verticals.

Since starting his journey as a junior DBA at Flight Centre, Darren has gained significant experience working with companies of all sizes across Australia and internationally, to help them design, build and improve their Microsoft SQL Server data assets.

He’s passionate about modernisation, particularly Azure cloud solution s, and everything from designing and building HADR solutions to Reporting Services. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find Darren in ‘The Den’ at Brisbane Roar soccer matches across Australia and Asia.