Sunday, May 17, 2015

SQL Server Brain Basher of the Week #012 - Partitions

While I was discussing Partitioning with one of my discussions in this week, one enthusiast asked whether how many partitions can be created per table. Before answering, I asked the same from the audience; and thought to make it as SQL Server Brain Basher of the Week.

What is the maximum number of partitions can be added to a SQL Server table?

There are two answers for this because it is based on the installation; whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit. You can create 15,000 partitions if it is 64-bit version of SQL Server. If it is 32-bit version of SQL Server, only 1,000 partitions can be created.

Note that Partitioning is available only with Enterprise Edition and Developer Edition.

For more info related to Maximum Capacity Specification, refer:

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