Oracle Press Release

Oracle Introduces In-Memory Database Cache Option for Oracle(r) Database Enterprise Edition

Oracle In-Memory Database Cache Option Enables Customers and Partners to Significantly Improve Application Response Times and Throughput

April 8, 2008

News Facts

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle(r) In-Memory Database Cache, a new option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.
Based on the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, the new option delivers a real-time, dynamic, updatable cache for frequently accessed data in the Oracle Database. By caching performance-critical subsets of an Oracle Database in main memory in the application tier, the software dramatically reduces application response times and increases throughput by relying on memory-optimized algorithms and avoiding communication delays between computers and processes.
For performance-critical applications in industries such as communications, financial services, and defense, the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option delivers application response times in the microseconds by bringing the frequently accessed data closer to the application, and by executing SQL requests in the TimesTen In-Memory Database.
The new Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option is compatible and integrated with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, including Oracle Real Application Clusters, and also supports Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle SQL Developer, and components of Oracle Fusion Middleware such as Oracle Application Server, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle TopLink.
The Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option, which includes the TimesTen In-Memory Database, Replication - TimesTen to TimesTen, and Cache Connect to Oracle, is priced at $36,000 per processor.

Supporting Quote

"Oracle Database customers can expect to benefit from the increased performance and throughput of real-time applications with the use of the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache," said William Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing, Oracle. "This new option is well integrated with the Oracle Database and will help Oracle Database customers meet their extreme application performance needs as well as reduce development time."

Supporting Resources

Webcast
Using Oracle TimesTen to Accelerate Oracle Database Webcast: http://searchoracle.bitpipe.com/data/document.do?res_id=1173362470_27
Related Resources
Overview of Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/timesten/imdb_cache/index.html
Overview of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/timesten/index.html
Download a free, evaluation version of Oracle In-Memory Database Cache: http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/timesten/index.html
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