Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces Oracle® TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g and Oracle In-Memory Database Cache 11g

Latest Release Enhances Performance, Scalability, Availability and Integration with Oracle Database

Redwood Shores, CA – July 28, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle® TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g and Oracle In-Memory Database Cache 11g, the database caching option for Oracle Database 11g.
This latest release features major enhancements including performance and scale-out through the Database Cache Grid; support for PL/SQL, Oracle Call Interface (OCI), and Pro*C embedded SQL Programming language; and rock solid reliability and high availability through automated failover via integration with Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Data Guard.
These new product capabilities further enable enterprises to benefit from the extreme performance that in-memory database caching in the middle-tier offers.
Oracle In-Memory Database Cache is fully integrated with the Oracle infrastructure software stack including Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle SQL Developer, and components of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is a stand-alone in-memory relational database with full persistence and recoverability. Oracle In-Memory Database Cache is the pre-integrated SQL cache database option for the Oracle Database. Both products are designed for deployment in the middle-tier.

Improved Performance for Mission-Critical Applications

Oracle In-Memory Database Cache provides applications with extreme performance by caching data in memory for fast and consistent response times. The in-memory caches are transactional read-write caches with full persistence, recoverability, and automatic data synchronization with the Oracle Database.
New features include:
Database Cache Grid: enables incremental scale-out of in-memory database caching with online addition/removal of cache grid nodes without service interruption. It also provides data location transparency so that applications need not know where the data resides; each cache grid node can access data from its local memory, from another cache grid node, or from the backend Oracle Database. Database Cache Grid provides transactional consistency across cache nodes with high availability and data synchronization with the backend Oracle database.
PL/SQL, OCI, and Pro*C Support: simplifies the use of the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache by existing Oracle Database applications to improve application response time and throughput.
Cross-Tier High Availability: delivers improved high availability out-of-the-box, with automated failover of the in-memory databases and applications. Integration with Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Data Guard achieves near zero-downtime with virtually no data loss in case of failure.

Supporting Quotes

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“Our customers demand fast and reliable service with little lag time," said Tomohiro Takeda, Director, Strategy & Planning, Passenger Service Systems, IT Service & Planning, Japan Airlines. "The combination of Oracle Database with the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option has allowed us to exponentially increase our number of server transactions for online search of domestic flight fare to over ten times faster and has enabled us to deliver on the fast and reliable service our customers have come to expect from Japan Airlines."
"Oracle continues to add important enhancements to the Oracle TimesTen product, including tighter integration with its flagship Oracle Database. The Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option will enable Oracle Database users to realize the benefits of database caching technology with minimal changes to the source code of their existing applications. Database caching is used to deliver improved performance while ensuring high availability and reliability. These are critical elements for industries with real-time data management requirements," said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC.
“The demand for high-performance applications continues to expand across industries,” said Rex Wang, Vice President Product Marketing, Oracle. “The tight integration between Oracle Database 11g and the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option allows customers to obtain significant performance boosts to existing applications with minimal changes to the applications. And, the new Database Cache Grid capabilities enable customers to scale their middle-tier platform incrementally, as needed by their performance and capacity requirements.”

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