Optimizing Table Performance
This chapter details database features that impact the performance of storing and retrieving data within a table. Table performance is partially determined by database characteristics implemented prior to creating tables. For example, the physical storage features implemented when first creating a database and associated tablespaces subsequently influence the performance of tables. Similarly, performance is also impacted by your choice of initial physical features such as table types and data types. Therefore implementing practical database, tablespace, and table creation standards (with performance in mind) forms the foundation for optimizing data availability and scalability.