Oracle unveils database in-memory system
California, June 18, 2014
Oracle has unveiled a database in-memory that allows companies to extend their Oracle 12c database to perform transactions and at the same time analyse data and pull report, in real-time.
The innovative, dual-format in-memory architecture delivers fast analytics and efficient online transaction processing without the need for any changes to the applications, said a statement.
The analysis does not require making copies of production data, thus ensuring that the data being analysed is always current, it said.
Hussein Hamza, Oracle’s Gulf leader, said: “Oracle Database In-Memory is simple to implement with all applications that work with Oracle database 12c. Customers can test it on their existing applications and measure the performance against 12c with the in-memory functionality turned off.”
The in-memory speeds up workloads that are driven by analytics – reporting, ad hoc analysis and the ability to analyse billions of data values within a second, said the statement.
“This means that information technology can now support companies in real-time not only when it comes to conducting business transactions, but also in business decision-making and analyzing company performance,” said Hamza.
Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability within 60 days and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12c is supported.
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) has also announced the Oracle Database 12c Ready certification will soon include Oracle Database In-Memory.
The Oracle Database In-Memory has demonstrated more than 1000x increase speed for enterprise application modules in performance tests, including E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle’s Siebel, and Oracle Fusion Applications.
The system inherits all the Oracle Database capabilities such as maximum availability architecture to protect against data loss and downtime; industry leading security technologies; scalability to meet any requirement via scale-up on large SMP servers, scale-out across a cluster of servers, and storage-tiering, to cost effectively run databases of any size – whether petabyte-scale data warehouses, big data processing or database clouds; rich programmability; and full data type support.
Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle, said: “Oracle is the only vendor in the industry to embrace in-memory computing from applications to middleware to database to systems, enabling businesses to maximize profitability by accelerating operations, quickly discovering new growth opportunities and making smarter, real-time decisions.”
“Oracle Database 12c In-Memory uniquely delivers unprecedented performance for virtually all workloads with 100 percent application transparency and no data migration. Plus all the high availability, scalability, and security that customers have come to expect from the Oracle Database are fully preserved.” - TradeArabia News Service