In-Memory Technology

What is In-Memory processing?

An in-memory database is a database management system that primarily relies on main memory for computer data storage. It is contrasted with database management systems, which employ a disk storage mechanism. Main memory databases are faster than disk-optimized databases since the internal optimization algorithms are simpler and execute fewer CPU instructions. Accessing data in memory reduces the I/O reading activity when querying the data which provides faster and more predictable performance than disk.

The real magic here from my perspective is the ability to replicate an OLTP database even on multiple nodes. This enables lightning-fast analytics performance and will be a major enabling technology for running data-centric enterprise applications in the cloud.

In-Memory is here now in various forms:

  • As a standalone diskless database

  • As an appliance with built-in analytical modules (IBM-Netezza, SAP-Hana, Oracle Exalytics)

  • Embedded in many ERP systems and other business applications that are data intensive

  • Embedded in business intelligence platforms

  • Embedded in data-centric cloud applications and infrastructures

  • Open source: WebDNA7

  • Strong set of analytical tools and modules integrated with In-Memory, often optimized for industries and business functions such as operational reporting.

The ability to replicate, store and perform analysis on real-time data even from OLTP systems enables organizations to make real-time decisions on nearly all aspects of business operations that have been digitized.

The business value of In-Memory

The inherent business value of In-Memory revolves around the ability to make real-time decisions based on accurate information about seminal business processes.companies can gain competitive advantage with a real-time business approach enabled by In-Memory including:

  • At an operational level: by speeding up data capture and simplifying processes executives can reduce inventories, minimize business risks, lower operational costs, accelerate speed to market, foster productivity and better meet customer needs.

  • At the management level: by accelerating decision making and planning executives can exploit market opportunities faster, identify competitive threats sooner, cope with market shifts more quickly and transform stagnating businesses.

How GlobServ Can Help?

GlobServ is as committed to the successful deployment of your in-memory processing platform as you are. This means helping ensure that you can effectively plan, deploy, and use of your plateforme to deliver value across your organization.

Our team has certified expert consultants and developers around the world to help you with technical and business transformation needs and with planning, building, and using applications running on in-memory plateforms.

GlobServ can help you with activities including:

  • Design and planning

  • Implementation and migration

  • Innovation and development