University of Antwerp
Current developments in the area of in-memory data management can significantly change the way business applications will be used in the future. Thus, it will be possible to store huge volumes of single documents directly in main memory for high-speed processing. To introduce and evolve in-memory data management successfully, it is necessary to understand which types of applications benefit most from this new technology. To address this question, the authors develop typical application patterns. They help to identify promising domains for this innovative technology. They also introduce parameters which support a systematic assessment of corresponding benefits. Their approach is illustrated with examples from different industries.