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Market Guide for In-Memory Data Grids

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00275661

Analyst(s): Kimihiko Iijima , Massimo Pezzini


IMDGs have achieved considerable adoption for a variety of business-critical use cases, but the vendor landscape remains fragmented. Application architecture leaders should perform detailed evaluations of IMDG technology when looking for products to fulfill their business needs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • IMDG Capabilities
    • Rich Programming Model
    • Distributed In-Memory Transactional Data Store
    • Persistence
  • IMDG Use Cases
    • Database and Transaction Caching, and Transient Data Storage
    • Primary Data Storage
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Stream Processing

Market Direction

Market Analysis

Representative Vendors

  • Alachisoft
  • CloudTran
  • Fujitsu
  • GigaSpaces Technologies
  • GridGain
  • Hazelcast
  • Hitachi
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Pivotal
  • Red Hat
  • ScaleOut Software
  • Software AG
  • TIBCO Software
  • TmaxSoft

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