16.20 - Partitioning - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Operators and User-Defined Functions

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
April 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

The range partitioning strategy helps to avoid hot AMP situations where the values of the columns of the PARTITION BY clause result in the distribution of too many rows to the same partition or AMP.

Range and hash partitioning is supported for moving window types. Only hash partitioning is supported for the reporting and cumulative window types because of potential ambiguities that can occur when a user tries to reference previous values assuming a specific ordering within window types like reporting and cumulative, which are semantically not order dependent.

You should use an appropriate set of column values for the PARTITION BY clause to avoid potential skew situations for the reporting or cumulative aggregate cases. For more information, see "Data in Partitioning Column of Window Specification and Resource Impact" in Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates, B035-1145.