How to manage data partitions?

The concept of "data partitions" is picked from OSDU™ where single deployment can contain multiple partitions. In the following how-to article, you learn about how to add new data partitions to an existing Azure Data Manager for Energy instance.

Each partition provides the highest level of data isolation within a single deployment. All access rights are governed at a partition level. Data is separated in a way that allows for the partition's life cycle and deployment to be handled independently. (See Partition Service in OSDU™)

You can create up to 10 data partitions in one Azure Data Manager for Energy instance. Once a data partition is created successfully, it can't be renamed or deleted.

Create a data partition

  1. Open the "Data Partitions" menu-item from left-panel of Azure Data Manager for Energy overview page.

    Screenshot for dynamic data partitions feature discovery from Azure Data Manager for Energy overview page. Find it under the 'advanced' section in menu-items.

  2. This page shows a table of all data partitions in your Azure Data Manager for Energy instance with the status of the data partition next to it. Select Create. A new pane opens to the right of the screen.

    Screenshot to help you locate the create button on the data partitions page. The 'create' button to add a new data partition is highlighted.

  3. Choose a name for your data partition.

    Each data partition name needs to be 1-10 characters long and is a combination of lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens only. Selecting Create starts the deployment of the underlying cloud resources for the new data partition.


    The deployment of a new data partition completes in 15-20 minutes.

    Screenshot for create a data partition with name validation. The page also shows the name validation while choosing the name of a new data partition.

    You notice that the name of the new partition appears in the list of partition. While the deployment is in progress, its status shows as "Creating."

    Screenshot for the in progress page for data partitions. The in-progress status of a new data partition that is getting deployed is highlighted.

    When the partition is successfully created, the status against the name of the new partition changes to "Available."

    Screenshot for the data partitions page after a partition is successfully created.

Deleting failed data partitions

The data-partition deployment triggered in the previous process might fail in some cases due to various issues. These issues include quota limits reached, ARM template deployment transient issues, data seeding failures, and failure in connecting to underlying AKS clusters.

The status of such data partitions shows as "Creation Failed." You can delete these deployments using the "delete" button that shows next to all failed data partition deployments. This deletion cleans up any records created in the backend. Once the failed partition gets deleted, you can retry creating a new partition.

Screenshot for the deleting failed instances page. The button to delete an incorrectly created data partition is available next to the partition's name.

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Next steps

You can start loading data in your new data partitions.