Synopses & Reviews
In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database. In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology. The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes.
This book examines for the first time, the ways that in-memory computing is changing the way businesses are run. The authors describe techniques that allow analytical and transactional processing at the speed of thought and enable new ways of doing business.
About the Author
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner is a co-founder of SAP AG, where he
Table of Contents
Foreword by Prof. John L. Hennessy (Stanford University, California, USA) and Prof. David A. Patterson (University of California at Berkeley, USA). - Preface . - Introduction. - PART I - An Infl ection Point for Enterprise Applications . - 1 Desirability, Feasibility, Viability - The Impact of In-Memory . - 2 Why Are Enterprise Applications So Diverse? . - 3 SanssouciDB -Blueprint for an In-Memory Enterprise Database System . - PART II - SanssouciDB - A Single Source of Truth through In-Memory. - 4 The Technical Foundations of SanssouciDB . - 5 Organizing and Accessing Data in SanssouciDB .- PART III - How In-Memory Changes the Game . - 6 Application Development . - 7 Finally, a Real Business Intelligence System Is at Hand .- 8 Scaling SanssouciDB in the Cloud . - 9 The In-Memory Revolution Has Begun . - References . - Glossary . - Abbreviations . - Index