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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Unanswered: Not all the time Multipartition Tablespace better performance

    Hi All,
    I have a shell script where a lot of batch job processing involve, such load into a temporary table, comparison and update and so forth.
    Once of the temporary table initially I created using single partition tablespace but due to timing I want to test to put this temp table into multipartition to gain performance. But, I can't imagine with multipartition table loading and reading... it cause 8 hours whereas I recreated the table into single partition tablespace, it only took only 30min to complete. Is this contention happen in multi-partition tablespace? What are the condition does not recommend to use multi-partition tablespace?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
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    database partitioning ? table partitioning ?
    multi-partition tablespace? you mean tablespace with multi containers ??

    be VERY specific : platform - version all details....
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Provided Answers: 17
    You could explain your problem more carefully...and also give more facts (versions,fixpacks, operating system, distribution keys etc)...

    If the processing time varies between 30minutes (for a single partition tablespace) and 8 hours (for a multi-partition tablespace) then maybe you have either chosen poor distribution key(s) and/or failed to ensure co-location of the joins in the queries, and/or failed to index and runstats (with details) relevant columns for the queries...?

    So: unless you understand how to correctly distribute your tables and also how to achieve co-located joins then you may fail to exploit multiple partition tablespaces properly. If you are able to study the access plans for the queries when using a multiple-partition-tablespace for the temporary table, then you can learn more...

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