A Revolution Threatens the Relational Database

Tuesday May 13th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

SAP’s in-memory database technology has Oracle-killer written all over it, and nothing would give SAP greater pleasure than knocking Oracle’s database out of its current position as top-dog in the SAP database kennel.

[From Datamation]

SAP is hardly known for its revolutionary fervor, but it’s clear that they’re storming the barricades over in Waldorf and Palo Alto. The revolution is being led by the company’s in-memory database technology, and up against the wall, with the thwack of the guillotine ringing in the background, is the relational database, and its main ally, the data warehouse. Not to mention a certain relational database and applications competitor of SAP, and by that I don’t mean Microsoft.

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