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Partitioning on account_id
Posted by: Ketil Stadskleiv
Date: October 13, 2014 02:54PM

Hi,

I am trying to read up on on real guidelines for partition on MySQL, but I am having a hard time finding a lot of good information. I have a small SaaS based application (single server, SSD disk, not very large database, 1K - 300K rows per table, but expect 10x increase over a couple of years).

Most tables have an account_id that assigns data to an account, and the system never allows any query to contain more than one account.

So, in theory it makes sense to me that a partition on account_id would be beneficial (although maybe limited before the volume increases). Is there someone out there that could help me understand:

- If my assumption sounds correct, that partitioning on account_id should be a good thing?
- If there are any potential down sides to doing this (even if the up-side might be small)

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