Data Layout & Deployment > Data Partitioning
At what point does the size of my data dictate that I should partition it?
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Any data set that is larger than a GB or a few MapR-FS chunk sizes (256 MB is the default chunk size) can potentially benefit from partitioning. Partitioning can provide substantial execution improvement, but must be weighed against the additional administration required. Reference the right partition strategy for Drill, for more information please see
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