In a previous post on In-Memory Databases (IMDBs), Bobby Coates, Product Marketer at SingleStore, discussed what an in-memory database is and why it is useful and fast. In this post Bobby explains what to look for in an in-memory database, and shows how SingleStore fares against those capabilities.
Choosing an In-Memory Database (IMDB)
In-memory databases (IMDBs) are exploding in popularity. Wikipedia lists 42 different choices as of this writing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_in-memory_databases). This popularity is increasing because IMDBs can significantly speed up a lot of very common tasks. From accelerating applications to providing faster analytics, IMDBs simply outperform traditional databases.
Some of the uses for in-memory databases include:
Types of in-memory databases
There are a few ways to categorize in-memory databases. For this post, we’ll focus on primary function.
Why Choose SingleStore to be Your In-Memory Database?
At the core of any database, it should be fast. And SingleStore is unequivocally fast. It enriches the user experience and makes customers smile. SingleStore is multi-model and can serve applications, OLAP, as an accelerator to a data warehouse or Hadoop, for geospatial purposes, and more. Along with this rich set of capabilities, SingleStore can often deliver 10-100x performance at ⅓ the price.
SingleStore is a database purpose-built for data-intensive applications. It leverages in-memory capabilities in a multi-modal environment to deliver a wide range of capabilities. When choosing an in-memory database, many folks only consider the immediate need, for example supporting a large application, and review only databases that serve that specific purpose. This overlooks the possibility that there may be additional benefit in generating analytics on that data in real time. This is one very common area where SingleStore shines, and shouldn’t be discounted.
If you have questions about how SingleStore helps address In-Memory Database requirements, ask them on our Forum. Development experts and engineers from SingleStore, as well as members of our user community are always happy to help out.
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