This book contains an overview of very large database (VLDB) topics, with emphasis on partitioning and parallel execution 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. Parallel execution enables the processing of large volumes of data and expensive SQL operations, speeding up processing times significantly.

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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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