Summary of “In-Memory Data Management – Technology and Applications”

New Book Editition “In-Memory Data Mamangement – Technology and Applications” By Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier

In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run.

Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Analytical data resides in warehouses, synchronized periodically with transactional systems. This separation makes flexible, real-time reporting on current data impossible. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model.

This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database, as well as examples of new innovative in-memory applications that run at the speed of thought.

In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the increased use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology.

The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes by leveraging In-Memory Data Management.

German Innovation Award for In-Memory/HANA

In-Memory/HANA Wins German Innovation Award

SAP and HPI recieved the German Innovation Award (Deutscher Innovationspreis) 2012 in the category of large enterprise for its SAP HANA product.

The jury selected the innovation for its capability of combining three significant technology trends of cloud computing, in-memory computing, and analytics. “With this development, stemming from cooperation between the Hasso-Plattner-Institut, SAP has set a new standard in data processing,” according to the jury.

The German Innovation Award is bestowed each year by the initiative of the same name and backed by corporations Accenture, EnBW, Evonik, and the German business journal Wirtschaftswoche. The jury considers products, innovative business models, processes, and services, as well as organizational and marketing innovations for honors in the categories of large enterprisemidmarket, and startups. This year’s winners were announced am March 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany.

Remarks by Alexander Zeier: 5 Year after starting the In-Memory Work  with Hasso Plattner we  reached the goal.. the next generation of Enterprise Software is here. The Innovation Award was handed over to a respresentative of the HPI  Prof. Meinel, who is the Director of the HPI and also owner of the chair for Security and Internet Systems.


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In-Memory HANA Prototyping