Is An In-Memory Distributed Relational Database Right For Your Company?
As one of the leading trends in the industry for database management, an in-memory distributed rational database is one of the many options that your business has for processing data. It relies on memory, rather than disk storage like traditional storage options, to manipulate data.
But why would this be the right choice for your business? Here are some reasons:
- The process relies on fewer actions to access your data. Disk-based storage requires moving data from disk to a cache or buffer pool before you can access it. In-memory solutions do not require this extra step, which means fewer performance issues.
- The performance gains that come from switching to an in-memory distributed relational database are as much as four times what you’ll see compared to a disk-based alternative. With SonicBase, you can expect linear scalability. We achieve 4.4 million batch record inserts per second and 49 million range-based record reads per second on a small cluster.
- The technology for in-memory options is less expensive than it used to be. Memory storage is becoming cheaper and cheaper, while the amount of memory on a single server continues to expand. It may not be quite as inexpensive as some disk-based options, but it does make more sense to invest in the increasingly affordable memory option, considering the higher performance that in-memory offers.
- There are many options with in-memory database management. You can truly create a varied approach based on your company’s needs, which is a big plus compared to the more restricted disk-based management options. To showcase just how varied this type of database management can be, consider that industries as different as defense and intelligence, gaming, networking, and telecom all use in-memory database options.
- Many in-memory database management systems, including SonicBase, are cross-platform systems. This means that you can use this management system on Mac, Windows, Linux.
- Finally, in-memory management is growing, which means that new uses and features are always being developed. For example, SonicBase will soon be adding the ability to automatically remove data from your database after a certain length of time.
While not every business can or should use this type of database management, making the switch could be a huge shift in the way your company accesses, manages, and manipulates data. To learn more, you can download our highly-functional free version, or try the 30-day pro trial, at Sonicbase.com.
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