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Re: Advice on partitioning
Posted by: Rick James
Date: April 28, 2015 12:32PM

Drew, I doubt it.

I have found _only_ 4 use cases for PARTITIONing for performance. They are discussed here:
http://mysql.rjweb.org/doc.php/partitionmaint

If I ever hear of a 5th case, I will add it to that blog.

In general, indexing is just as good (for performance) as PARTITIONing. My "Use case #2", "Find the nearest 10 pizza parlors", is the only exception that I have found. That points out the difficulty in creating a "2-dimensional" index.

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