Oracle Information InDepth


Oracle Database 12c
Oracle Database 12c Plug into the Cloud

Stay Connected

Oracle Blog Oracle on Twitter Oracle on Facebook Oracle on Youtube Oracle on LinkedIn

July 2014

Subscribe Subscribe Forward Forward

Back to the main page

Oracle Database In-Memory: Real Time to Reality

Following Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory in June 2014, customers, partners, and industry experts have hailed it as a breakthrough technology that accelerates database performance for instant analytics, while also speeding up online transaction processing (OLTP).

"We not only speed up query processing by a couple of orders of magnitude," Ellison said at the launch event, "but at the same time we are at least doubling processing rates."

Oracle Database In-Memory achieves these results through an innovative, dual-format in-memory architecture that combines row and column formats to deliver both faster analytics and more-efficient OLTP.

Handles Even the Largest Databases and Data Warehouses
Customers are already praising the ability of Oracle Database In-Memory to handle even the largest databases and data warehouses.

"As a consumer internet pioneer and innovator, Yahoo is always at the leading edge of big data and database technology to deliver a responsive, seamless consumer experience. We joined Oracle's beta program to understand how memory optimization could sharpen our big data processing," says Sudhi Vijayakumar, Yahoo's principal Oracle Database architect. "Full support for Oracle Real Application Clusters' scale out capabilities means Oracle Database In-Memory can be used even on our largest data warehouses."

No Programming or Application Changes Required
Just as important, customers can use any existing Oracle Database–compatible application to instantly and transparently take advantage of this feature without any additional programming or application changes.

"Queries run 100 times faster and updates double in speed, simply by throwing a switch," says Ellison.

"Informatica has seen significant performance improvements from adding Oracle Database In-Memory to our existing applications, without any rewriting. This feature enables us to offer our application to many customers in a consolidated environment by reducing complexity, maintenance, and management, as well as cost," says Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica.

Industry analysts agree. "A key value-add behind [Oracle Database In-Memory] is that it is already optimized to add directly into Oracle Databases so that IT managers don't have to rewrite or reinstall applications, retrain admins, or change any policies," writes Chris Preimesberger in eWEEK.

The Promise of the Real-Time Enterprise
Information management and data warehousing professionals have struggled to deliver up-to-date data and high performance to business decision-makers. With Oracle Database In-Memory, enterprises can now get instant insights in the moment instead of after the fact. The ability to easily combine real-time data analysis with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to make data-driven decisions based on immediate and accurate answers, respond instantly to customer's demands for information, and continuously optimize business processes to increased competitiveness and profitability.

Learn more about Oracle Database In-Memory.

Back to Top

Please send questions or comments to

This document is provided for information purposes only, and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This document is not warranted to be error-free, nor is it subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this document, and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document. This document may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission.

Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Intel and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. AMD, Opteron, the AMD logo, and the AMD Opteron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

  Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together

Contact Us | Legal Notices and Terms of Use | Privacy

Oracle Corporation


Oracle Corporation - Worldwide Headquarters, 500 Oracle Parkway, OPL - E-mail Services, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, United States

Your privacy is important to us. You can login to your account to update your e-mail subscriptions or you can opt-out of all Oracle Marketing e-mails at any time.

Please note that opting-out of Marketing communications does not affect your receipt of important business communications related to your current relationship with Oracle such as Security Updates, Event Registration notices, Account Management and Support/Service communications.