TimesTen In-Memory Database and
         TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database (TimesTen) is a full-featured, memory-optimized, relational database with persistence and recoverability. It provides applications with the instant responsiveness and very high throughput required by database-intensive applications. Deployed in the application tier, TimesTen operates on databases that fit entirely in physical memory (RAM). Applications access the TimesTen database using standard SQL interfaces. For customers with existing application data residing on the Oracle Database, TimesTen is deployed as an in-memory cache database with automatic data synchronization between TimesTen and the Oracle Database.

What is TimesTen and how does it work? How to use TimesTen as a cache database for the Oracle Database? 

How is TimesTen used by real-life customers? TimesTen is deployed by thousands of customers spanning industries in communications, financial services, web applications, travel logistics, gaming, and more. See sample of customer testimonies at the Customer Use Cases section below.

Click here to download the TimesTen software and virtual machine with TimesTen pre-installed.

Need help getting started? Visit the TimesTen blog, browse TimesTen-related content in the Oracle Learning Library, jump start your TimesTen experience using the TimesTen Quick Start Guide, find answers to TimesTen Frequently Asked Questions, and leverage the Community Discussion Forum. For the latest list of TimesTen tutorials and demos, click here

TimesTen is fully integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle SQL Developer:
  Enterprise Manager for TimesTen   TimesTen Support in
Oracle SQL Developer

Technology Overview

bullet TimesTen In-Memory Database Overview bullet TimesTen Features Overview
bullet TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache Overview bullet TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache Architecture

White Papers

bullet Extreme Performance Using TimesTen bullet TimesTen on Exalogic
bullet TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache Accelerates Oracle Database bullet TimesTen: An In-Memory Database for Enterprise Applications
bullet TimesTen for the Communications Industry bullet TimesTen for the Financial Industry

Tutorials and Demos

bullet Quick Start Guide bullet TimesTen & Intel SSD Performance Demo
bullet TimesTen Tutorials bullet Oracle Learning Library
bullet TimesTen Demos bullet TimesTen Overview (YouTube)
bullet Real-Time Performance with TimesTen (YouTube) 

Data Sheets

bullet TimesTen In-Memory Database bullet TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache
bullet TimesTen for the Communications Industry

Customer Use Cases

bullet Bank of America Merrill Lynch bullet Shanghai CustomsNew
bullet Dell bullet Deutsche Börse AG
bullet Ericsson bullet KDDI / (Oracle Magazine Sep 2014)
bullet Lockheed Martin bullet Nable Communications
bullet NYFIX bullet Pulse Networks
bullet Telcordia bullet United States Postal Service
bullet Verizon Wireless bullet Verizon Wireless Podcast

Additional Resources

bullet Frequently Asked Questions bullet Discussion Forum
bullet TimesTen Talk (Blog) bullet Oracle University Courses
bullet Hands-on VirtualBox VM

Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at
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