by SAP America, Inc.
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Published on: July 20, 2012
Type of content: EGUIDE
Length: 9 pages
For applications requiring extremely high throughput and low latency such as trading programs or online transaction processing (OLTP), in-memory databases— relying on computer memory for data storage instead of disk space like traditional database management systems (DBMSs)— are considered to be best suited to the task.
However, there are two types of in-memory database; it can be a standalone DBMS like Oracle's TimesTen, or a specific database that is part of a DBMS, like Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE).
How does this structural difference affect performance? Are there different use cases in which one type will outperform the other? Which in-memory database type is superior? Read this expert e-guide to find out.