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Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics by Thomas W. Dinsmore

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© Thomas W. Dinsmore 2016

Thomas W. Dinsmore, Disruptive Analytics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1311-7_5

5. In-Memory Analytics

Satisfying the Need for Speed

Thomas W. Dinsmore

(1)Newton, Massachusetts, USA

“In-memory analytics” is a misnomer: all analytics run in memory and have always done so. Two things distinguish modern in-memory analytics:

  • The ability to persist large amounts of data in memory, so it is immediately available for analysis, without a disk read operation.

  • Scale-out capability, which is the ability to distribute large in-memory workloads over many servers.

The growth of modern in-memory analytics is partly attributable to technical innovations in database design. Database architects have developed ways to address the inherent volatility of ...

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