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Hype Cycle for In-Memory Computing Technology, 2016

Published: 26 July 2016

ID: G00290714

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Fabrizio Biscotti


As this year's Hype Cycle clearly indicates, the field of in-memory computing is extremely innovative. Adoption grows — favored by decreasing costs, availability of open-source enablers and vendors' vigor.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • New Hype Cycle Entries
  • Changes to Existing Hype Cycle Entries
  • On the Rise
    • Next-Generation Memory
    • IMC-Enabled MDM
    • IMC-Enabled, Packaged CRM Applications
    • In-Process HTAP
    • Cloud IMDG Services
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Event Processing Services
    • Real-Time Analytics
    • IMC-Enabled Packaged ERP Applications for FCPM and SCPM
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Point-of-Decision HTAP
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Spark
    • IMC-Enabled Packaged SCP Applications
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Solid-State DIMMs
    • STT-MRAM
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Operational In-Memory DBMS
    • Scale-Out/Scale-Up In-Memory
    • Hybrid DIMMs
    • Analytical In-Memory DBMS
  • Climbing the Slope
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • IMC-Enabled Application Infrastructure
    • Solid-State Arrays
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • Visual Data Discovery
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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