Gartner Research

The Spectrum of IMC Styles Meets the Spectrum of Business Needs

Published: 18 April 2014

ID: G00261294

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Joseph Unsworth


Implementing native in-memory computing applications potentially enables disruptive business outcomes, but may be rather challenging. However, application architecture leaders can also deliver incremental business benefits by re-engineering established applications for the use of IMC technologies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Gartner's Three Architectural Styles of IMC Application (Plus Accelerated Storages)


  • Endorse a Native IMC Approach If You Aim for Radical Business Innovation Through Extreme Scalability, Performance and Insights
  • Adopt a Retrofitted-for-IMC Approach to Familiarize Yourself With the Relevant Enabling Technologies and Architectures
  • Embrace a Hybrid IMC approach If You Want to Incrementally Innovate Business Processes or Dramatically Improve Application Performance and Scalability
  • Utilize Accelerated Storage If a Mere One to Two Orders of Magnitude Performance Improvement of Established Applications Is Required

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