Oracle Database In-Memory Overview

Oracle Database In-Memory is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Embedded Database Software. It is most often compared to SAP HANA: Oracle Database In-Memory vs SAP HANA

What is Oracle Database In-Memory?

Oracle Database In-Memory transparently accelerates analytics by orders of magnitude while simultaneously speeding up mixed-workload OLTP. With Oracle Database In-Memory, users get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours.

Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality, or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch - no application changes are required. Oracle Database In-Memory is fully integrated with the Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability, and security technologies making it the most industrialstrength offering on the market.

The ability to easily perform real-time data analysis together with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to transform into Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize all key processes.

For more information on Oracle Database In-Memory, visit Oracle.com

Oracle Database In-Memory Buyer's Guide

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Owner - Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Combined with Exadata, it makes a solution that will deliver the best performance related to the volume of data.

What other advice do I have?

Implementing Oracle In-Memory is very easy, but the tuning phase is mandatory to optimize it.
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
It scales really well.​​​

What other advice do I have?

Try it out first. See if it meets your expectations and go from there.
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Director at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
The most valuable features are its real time performance and consistency.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend using this solution, just as we are using it.
Senior Oracle Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
After expressing the columns, it then compresses the data and puts the data into memory; there's a lot of compression.

What other advice do I have?

You need to understand the data. You do not want to use In-Memory for all of the data. You need to understand the data, understand the inquiries, understand which data you actually want to put in the In-Memory. You should not put all the data in there. We do not INMEMORY ADVISOR in oracle, however this is obvious Which data has to go into In-Memory is something that you only know from experience; how to get the most benefit out of In-Memory. Get access to the Oracle Learning Library School. There are some good videos there for the In-Memory. They're really awesome.
PeopleSoft Infrastructure & Operations Manager at City & County of San Francisco
Vendor
It is a stable, scalable solution that the vendor supports well if you pay for that support.

What other advice do I have?

We are going to be an Oracle shop for a long, long time. When looking for a vendor, I look for expertise, how quickly they can roll out the product, and the cost of implementation.
Sr Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
We meet our SLAs because of the performance and speed. I can call support anytime.

What other advice do I have?

I suggest looking mostly at the interfaces; that is the key. Even if the performance is good, but the interfaces are not right, to the application or to the front end, that could be an issue. We’re really happy with Oracle Database In-Memory.
Project Director at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
It can handle any size database, is easy to program and manage, and is secure.

What other advice do I have?

My advice it to realize that the cost of the product itself is not the only consideration. Cost for support of the product after purchase must be considered. A decision sometimes seems quite easy to make, but you need to consider many, many aspects. Not to just say, "This is a good one." Good products cost more. They may need more maintenance and more resources for them to work properly.
Strategic Solutions Architect at OnX Enterprise Solutions
Video Review
MSP
Offers the ability for analytic queries to run extremely quickly because essentially, it's employing what's called the columnar format.

What other advice do I have?

I would have to say the In-Memory column store is definitely a 9.5. It's really great right now in 12.1.0.2 and it's going to get gooder in the next release. Multitenant, to be honest, is a little adolescent at this point. There are some things I wish it could do right out of the box but what I'm seeing coming in the next release will probably get it up into the 8.0 or 8.5 range. In terms of security, I'd have to say some of the features we discussed are actually quite good right now. I'd put them towards a 9.0. Oracle Public Cloud needs some more work. As an Ace Director for Oracle, I'm…
Database Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
The most valuable feature of Database In-Memory is that it's really fast.