Enterprise Architecture: In-Memory Databases — Transformative Technology or Another Silver Bullet?
This IDC Insight provides an overview of in-memory database technology, which has the potential to enable transformational performance improvements in analytical and operational processing in many organizations. However, achieving this potential will require significant investment and changes in the way both business and technology organizations function and think about systems and data.
So like other IT improvements, in-memory is a tool that requires knowledge and skill in its use. And like any other IT tools, it must be focused on solving business problems, with active participation of the business organization. This Insight provides an overview of the technology and the opportunities and challenges of in-memory databases to prepare IT executives, decision makers, and architects to take advantage of the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.