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Market Guide for In-Memory Computing Technologies

Published: 16 January 2017

ID: G00293531

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti , Nick Heudecker , Donald Feinberg , Roxane Edjlali , Massimo Pezzini , Keith Guttridge , W. Roy Schulte


Application leaders must identify providers and technologies required for a successful in-memory computing strategy. Digital business speed, scalability, real-time insight and architectural simplification needs are surfacing IMC strategic relevance, while driving its growing adoption.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Competition Increases
  • Varying Degree of Vendors' Commitment
  • Open Source, Cloud Models and Packaged Applications Favor Adoption
  • IMC Technology Landscape
  • In-Memory DBMS
    • Analytical In-Memory DBMS
    • Operational In-Memory DBMS
  • In-Memory Data Grids
  • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
  • In-Memory Analytics and Visual Data Discovery
  • Stream Analytics Platforms
  • Other In-Memory Application Platforms — Apache Spark

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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