No real need to fragment data for data distribution.
An important parameter is the gauging of distribution's unit.
Access is usually partial and not a complete table scan.
A number of views (from different sites) require access to all the table.
Either accepts network traffic.
Or accept the complexities of synchronization updates across a number of replicas.
A transaction could be split over each fragment and computed in parallel.
There are problems with fragmentation:
- Some end users requirements have no fragmentation pattern.
- Integrity control over fragments is an expensive process.