The release represents a major engineering milestone related to our Partition File support. The ability to define criteria/rules that direct data I/O to separate physical data files (partitions) is a very powerful feature.
Besides fixing a number of issues, extensive focus on performance drove most of our efforts. Improvements in our internal index strategies resulted in significant performance overall.
Global unique indices, range requests, alter table support, Windows/Unix time-stamp support, and partition administration have all been improved. These improvements are most evident while using our SQL layer over a partitioned file.