In the kickoff keynote at the Oracle OpenWorld conference Sunday night, CEO Larry Ellison announced his company’s latest foray into the world of in-memory databases.
“When you put data in memory you do that to make the system go faster,” Ellison said. “So now the results are instantaneous, at the speed of thought, with answers coming back faster than you can ask the questions.”
Ellison said that Oracle’s new 12c in-memory database option enables queries to run 100 times faster than traditional disk-based approaches to database queries. He added that transactions in the database are also an order of magnitude faster as well.