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.

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