Standard relational databases are great at serving as the data platform for most transactional applications. But when an organization needs the utmost performance and speed, many turn to in-memory databases, also known as fully cached databases. This is a look at the current vendor landscape for in-memory databases, explanation of the technology behind their offerings, and description of business scenarios best served by in-memory databases.

The pace of transactions in our ever-advancing world seems to get faster on a daily basis. Remember when most of us were paying our bills – get this – with ink pens and handwritten bank checks, neatly folded and dropped into the post box? It was not that long ago.

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