A confluence of major changes in computer hardware is disrupting a three-decade equilibrium in the design of SQL database management systems (DBMSs). Memory is no longer precious compared to disk, and CPUs can now scale out much further without requiring a cluster of servers. By optimizing a database to run in memory and exploit all 64 virtual processor cores on a commodity server without locking up, the industry has reached a tipping point. It’s now possible to accelerate many OLTP applications by ten to 100 times without having to partition data across a cluster or migrate applications to specialty databases.
In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:
- The trade-offs among the approaches taken by software vendors to deliver this technology
- Example applications that showcase the sweet spot of each approach
- The likely medium-term evolution of in-memory OLTP technology within the broader data management marketplace
- Andrew J. Brust, founder and CEO, Blue Badge Insights
- George Gilbert, partner, TechAlpha
- William McKnight, founder and president, McKnight Consulting Group
- Eron Kelly, general manager, SQL Server Marketing, Microsoft
Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Microsoft for “Taking in-memory OLTP mainstream,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.