This book contains an overview of very large database (VLDB) topics, with emphasis on partitioning as a key component of the VLDB strategy. Partitioning enhances the performance, manageability, and availability of a wide variety of applications and helps reduce the total cost of ownership for storing large amounts of data. This Preface contains the following topics:
This document is intended for database administrators (DBAs) and developers who create, manage, and write applications for very large databases (VLDB).
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