How Oracle Database 12c embraces in-memory architecture

Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software – Enterprise Solutions

At the Oracle OpenWorld annual user conference last week, Oracle announced enhancements to the Oracle Database 12c platform, including a new in-memory option for both analytics and transactional applications and an extension of its engineered systems portfolio to cover backup and logging. The new Oracle Database In-Memory Option is targeted at improving performance with analytics and OLTP (online transaction processing).

The in-memory enhancement is in line with overall trends that Ovum has identified with data platforms adding the capability to handle more diverse workloads. Oracle also announced a new appliance with a long – but very descriptive – name: the “Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance.” It is designed to make backup and recovery more manageable, reliable, and up to date.

The latest addition to Oracle’s engineered systems line does not add new capabilities beyond those available from software-only solutions from providers like Informatica …