What are Chunks?

Chunks, sometimes referred to as partitions, are a contiguous number of rows in a specific column. SQream relies on an advanced partitioning method called chunking, which provides all static partitioning capabilities without the known limitations.

The following figure shows a table rows grouped as chunks:

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The following figure shows the rows from the table above converted into chunks:

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