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Taxonomy, Definitions and Vendor Landscape for In-Memory Computing Technologies

Published: 17 October 2013

ID: G00254940

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Fabrizio Biscotti , Errol Rasit , Andrew Norwood , Kurt Schlegel , Nigel Rayner, Joseph Unsworth , W. Roy Schulte, Christopher Iervolino, Brady Wang, Donald Feinberg , Roxane Edjlali, Massimo Pezzini


Companies are adopting in-memory computing technologies to gain business value via faster performance, greater scalability and real-time business insights. IT leaders can use our taxonomy to better understand IMC technologies, their market dynamics and the most realistic opportunities for adoption.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • Gartner Taxonomy of In-Memory Computing-enabling Technologies
  • IMC-Enabling Application Infrastructure Market
    • Core Technology Enablers
    • Main Memory
    • SSD and Flash Memory
    • System Architecture
  • Application Infrastructure Enablers
    • Analytical In-Memory DBMS
    • In-Memory DBMS for Transaction Processing
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • IM Analytics
    • Complex-Event Processing Platforms
    • In-Memory Application Servers
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • Cloud Event Processing Services

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